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UAW Names Next President

Appointment of Dennis Williams comes amidst leadership shake-up.

by on Nov.08, 2013

Dennis Williams is expected to become the next president of the United Auto Workers Union.

Local union leaders have selected Dennis Williams, the union’s current secretary-treasurer, as the United Auto Workers Union’s next president amidst what is expected to be a substantial change in the union’s top leadership.

Under the arcane procedures used to select the union’s top officers, the UAW’s administrative leaders picked the 58-year-old Williams as their official nominee to succeed current president, Bob King, at the union’s constitutional convention next June in Detroit.

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The public announcement followed a caucus meeting in Dearborn.  Off-the-record discussions with union officials, both active and retired, had indicated that Williams was the overwhelming favorite to succeed King. “You hear lots of things but the decision already been made,” said one knowledgeable insider before the caucus convened.

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