The results of a Sunday vote by unionized John Deere workers at two plants in northeastern Iowa could bring them closer to a strike. Workers at Deere plants in Dubuque and Waterloo voted on authorizing a strike and the results won’t be released until later Monday, though a time hasn’t been specified. If the measure is approved, it would not necessarily mean there’ll be a strike, but it does authorize union negotiators to call a strike. Negotiations have been underway since August 26th on a new contract for 27-hundred union members. The current contract expires next week.
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