New Leadership at UAW

June 23, 2010, 11:36 AM EST

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Members of the U.S.-based United Auto Workers union elected a new leadership team at the union's Constitutional Convention on June 16.

Former UAW Vice President and head of the union's National Ford Department Bob King was elected to the post of International President, succeeding outgoing president Ron Gettlefinger. Dennis Williams, former director of UAW Region 4, was acclaimed as the union's Secretary-Treasurer, succeeding Elizabeth Bunn. Both Gettlefinger and Bunn announced their retirement from UAW prior to the Convention.

"On behalf of the CAW, I want to congratulate Bob, Dennis and the new UAW leadership on their elections," said CAW President Ken Lewenza. "We look forward to working in solidarity with the UAW to build a stronger and more effective labour movement in North America, and around the world." 

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