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Following World War II, Deere & Company acquired the former ammunition plant known today as John Deere Des Moines Works. Since our charter, signed on February 23, 1948, the UAW has represented production and maintenance workers at our factory.
From handling grievances to solving health and safety problems, bargaining local contracts, and grass roots political action, much of the most important day to day work of our union takes place at the local union level. Like any democratic organization, your local union can only be as effective as you make it through your participation in your local unions elections, membership meetings, and other activities.
The UAW Constitution guarantees you and every UAW member the right to participate fully in running your Union. It's up to you to exercise your rights.
The official name of the UAW is “United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW. Most people refer to us as simply “UAW”. We are divided into 11 Regions throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. There are five sectors in the UAW, consisting of Auto, Aerospace, Agricultural Implement, Independent Parts and Suppliers (IPS), and Technical Office and Professional (TOP). Region 4 includes the nine north-central states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. The vast majority of membership is concentrated in the four states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, where we have over 55,000 active and 78,000 retired members. Each Region is guided by an elected Director, ours being Ron McInroy.
Our Region is one of the most diverse in the UAW. We’re in manufacturing; building such things as autos, fire trucks, military vehicles, cotton pickers, tractors, heavy construction engines and equipment, heating & air conditioning equipment, bathroom fixtures, generators, high tech weapons and guidance systems. But we’re also lawyers, nurses, casino workers, librarians, engineers, counselors, writers, child care specialists, college professors, school and credit union staff. No matter what we have chosen for our life’s work, we all realize that we can have a better life for ourselves and our families by joining together to insist on being treated with fairness and dignity. In fact, the historical success of our union has set the standard that both union and non-union workers have come to enjoy.
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Moments in UAW History
Excerpts from Walter Reuther's Address to the 1970 UAW Convention
The UAW is important because its about the people we represent. It's about their problems and their needs. It's about their hopes and their aspirations. It's about their dreams. For thirty-some years, we have been working to build those dreams. We have been working and fighting and struggling to build a better tomorrow in a better world. And during this convention we must search together to find new answers to new problems, by developing new programs and new policies, so that we can begin to realize more fully the bright opportunities that lie ahead. We are, without question, the strongest and most effective industrial union in the world. No organization has worked more consistently and more constructively than has the UAW to extend the frontiers of economic and social justice. No organization has fought with greater courage and greater compassion to assert the sovereignty of Man over things, and to place human rights above property rights, and to put people ahead of profit: I think that we can say in all good conscience that together we have written some of the most glorious chapters in the history of the free world labor movement. We have taken on the most powerful corporations in the world, and, despite their power and their great wealth, we have always prevailed, because we have proven that there is no power in the world that can stop the forward march of free men and women when they are joined in the solidarity of human brotherhood. ...
Our membership are the strength of the UAW, and the membership and the families of our members, they are the purpose of the UAW. And in the years ahead, this union must remain true to its commitment to the welfare and the well-being of our rank and file. This union is not about Solidarity House; it is not about your local union headquarters; this union is about the men and women that we represent, and behind them their families. ...
In the last two years we have supported and we shall continue to support the struggle of the grape workers in Delano, California. We supported and marched with the hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina. And we stood and gave practical support to the General Electric Workers in their recent struggle. Why have we done these things? We in the UAW operate on a simple trade union principle; that wherever workers are struggling for basic justice and human dignity, their struggle is our struggle, and we will join them in that struggle, no matter what the sign is on their banner. ...
I think we, all realize that we live in a very troubled world. Collective bargaining, as we 'know it, does not take place in a vacuum. Our members do not live in a vacuum; they live in a real world, a world filled with all kinds of challenges, all kinds of changes, and all kinds of crises. The great tragedy in the world is that just when science and technology have given Man the capability of solving his ancient problems of poverty and hunger and ignorance and disease, Man has failed to create the political and social instruments necessary to insure that this new power will be used to uplift Mankind. Some people say the problem lies in the field of science and technology, but we need to make it clear that the problem is not science and technology; the problem is Man, and his reckless misuse of science and technology. Science and technology have expanded Man's wealth, but not his wisdom. They have given Man great power, but have not given him a sense of deeper human purpose, nor a greater sense of human solidarity. ...
We have urged the end to the tragic war in Vietnam, because we believe that that tragic war is alienating millions of young Americans. It has divided this nation; it is wasting the resources that we need at home; and it is tarnishing our moral credentials in the world. But I want to make it clear that while we in the UAW work to end that tragic war, and we work to build a just peace in the world, we condemn those Americans who burn the American flag and march behind a Viet Gong flag. We reject the concept that says in order to be anti-war, you have to be anti-American. That kind of reckless attitude we believe is destructive and counterproductive. ...
What we need to do in America and in Canada is to find ourselves. We are in trouble because our values are all mixed up in America. We have been more concerned by the quantity of our gadgets and the bright- ness of the chrome on those gadgets than we have concerning the quality of life. We have been brainwashed by the Madison Avenue hucksters and they have gotten our values all mixed up. We need to ask ourselves-What determines the quality and the worth of a society? Is it the glitter of the chrome? Is it the acreage of the blacktop parking lots? These are not the measurements of the quality of human life. The quality of a society can only be determined by how our people order their priorities, how they allocate their resources, and how they pursue their national purposes. And we are in trouble in that area, because we have lost our way, and we have forgotten what is important and what is unimportant. We need to find a better way to translate our increasing technological progress into human terms, so that we can raise living standards and provide more adequate education for our children, and greater security and dignity to our older citizens. And we can guarantee equal opportunity and improve our environment. These are the great challenges ahead. ...
We in the UAW have been in the forefront of every basic struggle in the country, and we have learned some very simple fundamental truths. That you cannot solve a human problem by pitting one human being against another human being. We have learned that the only way you can solve human problems is to get people to join hands and to find answers to those problems together. And it's for this reason that we reject the voices of extremism in America, whether they be white or black; for there are no separate answers. There are no white answers to the problems, there are no black answers; there are only common answers that we must find together in the solidarity of our common humanity. We also reject the irrational forces of violence. We in the UAW know something about violence. We have tasted its bitter fruits from our early beginning. Some of us have been shot at, we have been beaten up, we have had our offices blown up, we have had our homes threatened. And we know that violence solves no problems. It just intensifies old problems and creates new ones. Many of our friends, who stood here before platforms of past UAW conventions, are gone. They were struck down by the irrational and ugly forces of violence. We have lost too many friends, and America has lost too many noble sons. John Kennedy is gone. Martin Luther King is gone. Morris Adler, who was the Chairman of our Public Review Board, is gone. Bobby Kennedy is gone. All of them destroyed in a moment of madness and violence. And we have got to stop violence in America, before that destroys our society. ...
TEXT OF FIRST UAW AGREEMENT WITH GM (Feb 11, 1937):
The Corporation hereby recognizes the Union as the Collective Bargaining agency for those employees of the Corporation who are members of the Union. The Corporation recognizes and will not interfere with the right of its employees to be members of the union. There shall be no discrimination, interference, restraint or coercion by the Corporation or any of its agents against any employee because of membership in the Union.
The Corporation and the Union agree to commence collective bargaining negotiations on Feb 16 with regard to the issue specified in the letter of Jan 4 1937 from the Union to the Corporation, for the purpose of entering into a collective bargaining agreement, or agreements, covering such issues, looking to a final and complete settlement of all matters in dispute.
The Union agrees to forthwith terminate the present strike against the Corporation, and to evacuate all plants now occupied by the strikers.
The Corporation agrees that all of its plants, which are on strike, or otherwise idle shall resume operations as rapidly as possible.
It is understood that all employees now on strike or otherwise idle will return to their usual work when called and that no discrimination shall be made or prejudices exercised by the corporation against any employee because of his former affiliation with, or activities in, the Union or the present strike.
The Union agrees that pending the negotiations referred to in Paragraph Two, there shall be no strikes called or any other interruption to or interference with production by the Union or its members.
During the existence of the collective bargaining agreement contemplated pursuant to Paragraph Two, all opportunities to achieve a satisfactory settlement of any grievance or enforcement of any demands by negotiations shall be exhausted before there shall be any strikes or other interruption to or interference with production by the Union or its members. There shall be no attempts to intimidate or coerce any employees by the union and there shall not be any solicitation or signing up of members by the Union on the premises of the Company. This is not to preclude individual discussion.
After the evacuation of its plants and the termination of the strike the corporation agrees to consent to the entry of orders, dismissing the injunction proceedings which have been started by the Corporation against the Union, or any of its members, or officers or any of its locals, including those pending in Flint, Michigan and Cleveland, Ohio, and subject to the approval of the Court to discontinue all contempt proceedings which it has instituted thereunder.
Address : 4589 NW 6th Drive
Des Moines, IA 50313
Website : http://region4.uaw.org/local450/
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