ANKENY, Iowa– UAW workers for John Deere officially went on strike at midnight this morning. 90% of union members voted against a proposed contract agreement. Over 10,000 UAW members at John Deere set up pickets including hundreds in Iowa in Ankeny, Ottumwa, Dubuque, Davenport and Waterloo.

“Our members at John Deere strive for the ability to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish work rules. we stay committed until our members’ goals are achieved,” said Vice President and director of the UAW’s Agricultural Implement Department Chuck Browning in a statement.

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