Joint Statement of UAW Vice President Chuck Browning Director of the UAW Agricultural Implement Department & UAW Region 4 Director Ron McInroy on the Passing of UAW Local 450 Shop Committee Chair Curtis Templeman

“On behalf of the entire UAW, our thoughts and prayers go out to Curtis Templeman’s family and his John Deere Des Moines Works coworkers. Curtis worked tirelessly on behalf of our members while displaying great character and leadership as he earned the highest respect from the Deere negotiating team.”

Curtis was an example of how trade unionism and leadership can lift so many lives and his impact through bargaining will live on for decades. We thank him for his service to the UAW and we thank his family for their sacrifice of his precious time. His work will live on at Local 450 and throughout the UAW.”