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UAW Mourns the Passing of Retired UAW Vice President Dick Shoemaker

Former UAW Vice President Richard Shoemaker passed away Friday March 12 at the age of 81. Shoemaker served as UAW Vice President for three terms including an assignment overseeing the UAW General Motors Department. Shoemaker, born on October 6, 1939, joined the UAW in 1957 right out of high school when he began working at Deere & Co. Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois where his father worked. “In those days, you really had a choice whether you wanted to go to school or whether you wanted to spend a career in the plant,” Shoemaker told the Associated Press in ... Read more