Deere & Company Notified of Contract Ratification by United Auto Workers


<p>MOLINE, Ill., <chron>Oct. 4</chron> /CNW/ -- Deere & Company has been notified by the United Auto Workers that a new six-year master agreement has been ratified today by UAW-represented employees at 15 Deere locations. The new agreement is in effect from <chron>October 5, 2009</chron> until the first day of <chron>October 2015</chron>.</p>
<p>"To continue building and growing a great business, <person>John Deere</person> must remain competitive around the world," said <person>Samuel Allen</person>, president and chief executive officer. "This agreement is good for our employees and good for the company. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our workforce as we team together to retain our position as a leader in the various markets we serve."</p>
<p>A tentative agreement had been reached <chron>September 30th, 2009</chron>. Deere said it would not publicly comment on the details of the new agreement, which covers approximately 9,500 employees and 17,000 retirees.</p>
<p>The locations represented by the UAW/Deere Master Factory Agreement include the <person>John Deere</person> Harvester Works in East Moline, IL; <person>John Deere</person> Seeding Group/Cylinder Division in Moline, IL; <person>John Deere</person> North American Parts Distribution Center in <location>Milan</location>, IL; <person>John Deere</person> <location>Davenport</location> (IA) Works; <person>John Deere</person> <location>Des Moines</location> (IA) Works; <person>John Deere</person> Dubuque (IA) Works; <person>John Deere</person> Ottumwa (IA) Works; <person>John Deere</person> Waterloo (IA) Works; <person>John Deere</person> Engine Works (Waterloo); <person>John Deere</person> Waterloo Tractor Cab Assembly Operations; <person>John Deere</person> Product Engineering Center (Waterloo); <person>John Deere</person> Foundry (Waterloo); <person>John Deere</person> Coffeyville Works (Kansas) and parts depots in <location>Atlanta</location> and <location>Denver</location>.</p>


For further information: For further information: Ken Golden, Director, Strategic Public Relations, +1-309-765-5678, for Deere & Company Web Site:

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