John Deere has hired more than 1,820 union-wage workers at its plant in Waterloo, Iowa, since its 2009 labor agreement with United Auto Workers Local 838, according to the data collected by the labor group. The number of workers hired surpasses the 330 workers that retired in the same period, as the facility keeps producing tractors that bring record earnings for the company. "We've got plenty of work ahead of us. I think it's going well," said Paul Jungen II, president of UAW Local 838.
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