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Focus on Building, Growing and Strengthening Membership

Detroit - With a focus on building, growing, and strengthening membership, the UAW International Executive Board (IEB), on Monday June 28, unanimously elected Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry to serve as UAW President upon the retirement of Rory L. Gamble for the remainder of the current term, which ends in June 2022 at the 38th Constitutional Convention.

With the vacancy created by the retirement of UAW Vice President and Director of the Ford Department Gerald Kariem, the UAW International Executive Board has unanimously elected UAW Region 1A Director Chuck Browning, 57, to fill the remainder of Kariem’s term, which ends in June 2022. Browning will officially assume his new role on July 1, 2021.

Detroit -- With the vacancy created by the election of Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry to the office of president upon the retirement of Rory L. Gamble, the UAW International Executive Board has unanimously elected UAW Region 1 Director Frank Stuglin, 61, to serve as Secretary-Treasurer. His term officially begins on July 1, 2021 and ends in June 2022 at the 38th Constitutional Convention.

Detroit - UAW President Rory L. Gamble informed staff at noon today that he has notified the UAW International Executive Board (IEB) that he will retire at the end of June. He will serve through June 30, 2021.

Under the UAW Constitution, the IEB will elect a successor to serve the remainder of the term through June 2022.

My Brothers and Sisters,

We have all been through a year that none of us could have possibly imagined, and I want to begin this message with a note of thanks to my UAW family for their strength and Solidarity in facing a worldwide pandemic that has forever altered all of our lives. I could not be more proud of what we have accomplished and I am confident that we will continue to do the hard work to keep one another safe.

Now an International event, Earth Day has been celebrated since April 22, 1970 and its origins are here in the United States. In fact, this annual celebration wouldn’t exist without legendary UAW leader Walter Reuther.

In this issue’s cover story, some UAW members outline what they say they would like to see President Biden tackle early in his term.

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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.