Union Workers on strike in USA .

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Not sure why the link didn’t work.:rolleyes:
More than 100,000 US workers will strike, or have threatened to in October, as a wave of industrial action dubbed "Striketober" hits America.
On Thursday, 10,000 workers at farm equipment maker John Deere walked out over pay and conditions.
Some 60,000 TV and film crew workers are set to strike on Monday, while 24,000 nurses could also protest.
It follows a rise in US union activity after decades of decline, as staff demanded better rights in the pandemic.
Employers have also found themselves on the back foot amid a labour shortage that has forced them to push up wages for the lowest paid.
Thousands of other workers were already on strike in October, including 700 nurses in Massachusetts, 2,000 New York hospital workers and 1,400 Kellogg factory workers in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
Some 6,500 lecturers in California are also on the brink of a walkout.
On Thursday, left wing Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez voiced her support for the action using the hashtag #Striketober which has gone viral.
10,000 Deere & Company workers based mainly in Iowa and Illinois walked out on Thursday, in what is the largest US strike since 2019.
They have rejected a new contract they say insufficiently increases wages and weakens pension rights. Deere said it was determined to reach an agreement that "put every employee in a better economic position".
In addition, more than 24,000 nurses and other healthcare workers in California and Oregon voted on Monday to allow a strike, after pay negotiations with the private hospital group Kaiser Permanente stalled.
Among other things, they want a 4% annual pay rise and longer breaks to tackle pandemic-related burnout. Kasier says it hopes to resolve the matter swiftly.
 

Sambo

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Apparently the union approved the JD wage increase and the workers normally go with the union decision, but not this time. Now we’re heading into winter I fear it won’t be long before the discontent spreads across the atlantic.
From what I read it was a 5% increase over 5 years ($700 a year) whilst the ceo has had a 160% increase ($16m) in 1 year due to 'guiding the company through covid'. Also there was something about cutting medical insurance for wage employees and their families.
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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