News Release   December 01, 2021

John Deere employees break new ground by finalising agreements

Crestmead, Queensland (1 December 2021) — THE INTERNATIONAL Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) agreed, on 17 November 2021, to ratify new six-year collective bargaining agreements between John Deere and its production and maintenance employees, covering more than 10,000 workers at 14 facilities across the United States.

John Deere Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John C. May, said he was pleased the agreements, which will deliver better outcomes for employees and customers, had been reached.

"I'm pleased our highly skilled employees are back to work building and supporting the industry-leading products which make our customers more profitable and sustainable," Mr May said.

"John Deere's success depends on the success of our people. Through our new collective bargaining agreements, we're giving employees the opportunity to earn wages and benefits that are the best in our industries and are groundbreaking in many ways. We have faith that, in return, our employees will find new and better ways to improve our competitiveness and transform the way our customers do their work. Together, our future is bright."

Please visit for details on the ratified agreements.

About John Deere:

Deere & Company is a global leader in the delivery of agricultural, golf & turf, construction, and forestry equipment. We help our customers push the boundaries of what's possible in ways that are more productive and sustainable to help life leap forward. Our technology-enabled products including the John Deere Autonomous 8R Tractor and See & Spray™ are just two of the ways we help meet the world's increasing need for food, shelter, and infrastructure. Deere & Company also provides financial services through John Deere Financial. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at or in Australia at