(ZEROHEDGE) – A surge in strike activity continues across the US after workers become unhappy with the lack of wage growth. The latest strike has hit Deere & Co's agricultural machinery plants with as many as 10,000 employees walking off the job Thursday morning after union negotiators and Deere couldn't agree on a new contract proposal.
"Our members at John Deere strike for the ability to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair work rules," Chuck Browning, the director of United Automobile Workers (UAW) union's agricultural department, said in a statement.
Ron McInroy, director of UAW Region 4, said, "pickets have been set up, and our members are organized and ready to hold out and fight for a contract they believe meets their needs."
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