UAW John Deere members have gone on strike. The union and the company have been locked in a bargaining battle for some time now. The union says they are striking for the ability for their members to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair work rules. Picketing began in some locations promptly at midnight. Experts from Iowa State University and the University of Iowa say the union hold the upper hand in this dispute with the company posting impressive gains in the last couple years and a lack of workers available.