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Published October 06, 2009, 08:20 AM

UAW members ratify contract with Deere

Deere & Co. said members of the United Auto Workers union have ratified a new six-year contract covering about 9,500 workers — or roughly 17 percent of the company’s work force — and 17,000 retirees.

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere & Co. said members of the United Auto Workers union have ratified a new six-year contract covering about 9,500 workers — or roughly 17 percent of the company’s work force — and 17,000 retirees.

The world’s largest maker of farm machinery said on Sunday it had been notified by the union of the ratification of the agreement, which takes effect Monday and expires Oct. 1, 2015. Terms of the contract were not immediately available.

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