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    John Deere employees approve third contract proposal, ending their five-week strike

    November 17, 2021 // About 61% of voters approved the agreement, which boosts hourly wages by 10% and increases retirement benefits. The company also will maintain its health insurance program, in which workers do not pay premiums.

    Op-Ed: Why unions are striking — and winning more public support than in 50 years

    November 4, 2021 // Workplace experts generally point to two reasons for this surge. First, after working so hard and often risking their lives during the pandemic, many workers believe that they deserve better pay and treatment. Second, American workers — especially long-underappreciated essential and low-wage workers — are suddenly feeling empowered because of today’s labor shortage.