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Retiring UAW President Williams: Union Stronger Than Four Years Ago

Mark Gruenberg
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With growing membership, a budget back in the black and a strike fund that is rising by the year, the Auto Workers are much stronger than they were four years ago, retiring union President Dennis Williams says.

And if you really want a comparison, Williams added one bombshell at the end of his keynote address to the union’s convention, which opened June 11 in Detroit: “We have looked death in the eyes during the Great Recession.”

“We have brought our union back to fiscal stability and solidarity, and I am proud to have been a part of it,” he declared.

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