On the John Deere Picket Line in Iowa With UAW Local 281

Workers picket outside John Deere Davenport Works Thursday, October 14, 2021, in Davenport, Iowa. Over 10,000 John Deere employees began their strike on Wednesday. (Meg McLaughlin / Quad City Times via AP)

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On the John Deere Picket Line in Iowa With UAW Local 281

Workers picket outside John Deere Davenport Works Thursday, October 14, 2021, in Davenport, Iowa. Over 10,000 John Deere employees began their strike on Wednesday. (Meg McLaughlin / Quad City Times via AP)

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America’s strike wave is a rare – and beautiful – sight to behold | Hamilton Nolan

OpinionUS unions

America’s strike wave is a rare – and beautiful – sight to behold

Hamilton Nolan

Labor uprisings are not a spectator sport. They demand not just your attention, but your participation

*** BESTPIX *** DAVENPORT, IOWA – OCTOBER 15: Striking workers picket outside of the John Deere Davenport Works facility on October 15, 2021 in Davenport, Iowa. More than 10,000 John Deere employees, represented by the UAW, walked off the job yesterday after failing to agree to the terms of a new contract.

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Film and TV Workers Have a Tentative Deal. Will IATSE’s Rank and File Accept It?

On Saturday night, Deadline reported that a tentative agreement had been reached between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which represents “below the line” workers in the film and television industry such as cinematographers, grips, hair stylists, costumers, and editors, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which includes Warner Bros., Netflix, Amazon, Disney, and many other studios.
The three-year contract, known as the Basic Agreement, covers the union’s thirteen Hollywood locals.

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Film and TV Workers Have a Tentative Deal. Will IATSE’s Rank and File Accept It?

On Saturday night, Deadline reported that a tentative agreement had been reached between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which represents “below the line” workers in the film and television industry such as cinematographers, grips, hair stylists, costumers, and editors, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which includes Warner Bros., Netflix, Amazon, Disney, and many other studios.
The three-year contract, known as the Basic Agreement, covers the union’s thirteen Hollywood locals.

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Film and TV Workers Have a Tentative Deal. Will IATSE’s Rank and File Accept It?

On Saturday night, Deadline reported that a tentative agreement had been reached between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which represents “below the line” workers in the film and television industry such as cinematographers, grips, hair stylists, costumers, and editors, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which includes Warner Bros., Netflix, Amazon, Disney, and many other studios.
The three-year contract, known as the Basic Agreement, covers the union’s thirteen Hollywood locals.

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Film and TV Workers Have a Tentative Deal. Will IATSE’s Rank and File Accept It?

On Saturday night, Deadline reported that a tentative agreement had been reached between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which represents “below the line” workers in the film and television industry such as cinematographers, grips, hair stylists, costumers, and editors, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which includes Warner Bros., Netflix, Amazon, Disney, and many other studios.
The three-year contract, known as the Basic Agreement, covers the union’s thirteen Hollywood locals.

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US Workers Are in a Militant Mood

Evidence is growing of an uptick in labor militancy across the United States. This week, ten thousand United Automobile Workers (UAW) members at John Deere began their first strike at the company since 1986, and there are several other private-sector strikes still ongoing, including two thousand nurses at a Catholic Health hospital in New York, fourteen hundred workers at Kellogg’s cereal plants across the country, eleven hundred coal miners at Warrior Met in Alabama, and four hundred twenty United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) members at Heaven Hill Distillery in Kentucky.

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John Deere Workers Are Ready to Strike on Wednesday

John Deere workers on Sunday overwhelmingly voted down the first tentative agreement negotiated by the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the company. Among the over 90 percent of members voting, 90 percent voted no.
The UAW has announced a new strike deadline of 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 13. If no new agreement is reached with the company by then, 10,000 Deere workers in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas will walk out.

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John Deere Workers Are Ready to Strike on Wednesday

John Deere workers on Sunday overwhelmingly voted down the first tentative agreement negotiated by the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the company. Among the over 90 percent of members voting, 90 percent voted no.
The UAW has announced a new strike deadline of 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 13. If no new agreement is reached with the company by then, 10,000 Deere workers in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas will walk out.

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