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Workers Are Furious. Their Unions Are Scrambling to Catch Up

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James Geiger, a 53-year-old John Deere machinist in Waterloo, Iowa, is fed up with two things.
The first is how newer workers are treated by the agricultural machinery manufacturer compared to older ones. After 19 years of service, he says his pay and pension benefits don't stack up against those of his coworkers hired before 1997 and he's often required to work mandatory overtime. As the clock struck midnight on Oct. 14, he and 10,000 other John Deere workers walked out of 14 plants nationwide in protest.
The other thing getting under Geiger's skin is how his union, United Auto Workers...
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