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John Deere Bars UAW Strikers From ‘Trespassing’ at Iowa Plant

Oct. 22, 2021, 6:30 PM

Deere & Co. won its bid for a temporary restraining order blocking thousands of union members from picketing at a plant in Davenport, Iowa, during a strike over their compensation, after a state trial judge said the workers’ conduct was “unwarranted, impermissible and unlawful.”

During the strike, union members have used “mass picketing” to impede or prevent non-striking workers, customers, and others from safely accessing the plant’s entrances, exits, and parking lots, Chief Judge Marlita A. Greve said.

The union members have also used verbal and physical harassment and other methods of intimidation, such as shouting through megaphones and picketing ...

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