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Bob King elected UAW president, succeeds Gettelfinger

The UAW has a new president, after Bob King was elected today after a long roll call vote at the UAW national convention. King, 63, succeeds Ron Gettelfinger, 65, who is heading into retirement after leading the union through two turbulent four-year terms, which included last year’s auto recession. King has conceded some popularity in […]

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UAW President Gettelfinger is a fan of Chrysler’s Marchionne, GM’s Whitacre

Ron Gettelfinger, UAW President, said today that he’s a fan of Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler’s new CEO, and Ed Whitacre Jr., CEO of General Motors. Gettelfinger said that he likes the CEOs because they aren’t a “showboat.” “They’re down to earth, not a showboat,” he said. “This industry has had too many showboats.” Gettelfinger, who is […]

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