- October 1, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
A tentative agreement would mean that the union negotiated terms of employment they think will satisfy members. Union members would vote on the terms of the agreement after they have received a copy. Getting a copy of the agreement to 10,100 production and maintenance employees across 12 Deere facilities can take time, according to Rothenberg, which determines when the vote can take place.
It is a possibility that the contract could be rolled out around Oct. 10. If a tentative agreement is reached Thursday, most details will not be shared with the public until after all members see it and it is ratified through vote. The agreement must have a 51% majority to be ratified.
Rothenberg said the voting process is why workers like being a union member because “you have a say in your employment.”
If the union wants more time to negotiate the agreement, they can extend the current contract for a temporary amount of time so employees continue to work. The…