Deere, UAW Reach New Tentative Agreement on Contract

Deere & Co. and the United Auto Workers union reached a third tentative agreement on a contract in the latest bid to end a strike at the agricultural and construction equipment maker that started Oct. 14.

The UAW, which represents more than 10,000 Deere production and maintenance employees, said the latest offer included “modest modifications” to a proposal that union members rejected Nov. 2 by a margin of 55% to 45%. Workers also turned down an offer on Oct. 10.