DETROIT, Mich. (AP) – Rory Gamble has been appointed by members of the United Auto Workers union as its new president.
Gamble will sever the remainder of former President Gary Jones’ term.READ MORE: Driver Accused Of Killing Pedestrian, Moving Body To Woods
His term runs until the union’s convention in June of 2022.
Jones stepped down last month after being implicated in a widening embezzlement and bribery scandal at the union. He has not been charged with any crimes, but his Detroit-area home was raided by federal authorities last summer.
Gamble, 64, successfully led negotiations this year on a new contract with Ford Motor Co. Before that, he served as director of a regional office near Detroit. He was named acting president when Jones stepped down.
“This wasn’t planned and it is a tall order,” Gamble said in a statement. “I promise one thing, when I retire and turn over this office, we will deliver a clean union on solid footing.”READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Helping Young Folks & Cancer Patients
The union’s International Executive Board voted for Gamble Thursday at a meeting in Detroit.
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The UAW International Executive Board met Thursday and named Acting President Rory Gamble to fill the vacancy of President until the June 2022 Convention. https://t.co/Sco9Q0RFbW
— UAW (@UAW) December 5, 2019
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