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Amid scandal, UAW leaders name Rory Gamble as president

Posted at 3:32 PM, Dec 05, 2019

LANSING, Mich. — Members of the United Auto Workers executive board have voted to appoint Rory Gamble as the union's new president.

He will serve the remainder of former President Gary Jones' term, which 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 was a vice president who 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.

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