Reprinted from The Washington Post by The Associated Press on November 30, 2017.
An influential caucus of United Auto Workers leaders on Thursday nominated a regional director from Missouri to become the union’s next president.
Gary Jones, who heads a regional office near St. Louis, will lead a slate of candidates to be voted on at the union’s convention in June. In most cases candidates are elected after being nominated by the caucus of local union leaders.
Jones likely will replace Dennis Williams and take over a 400,000-member union that is dealing with a bribery scandal and stalled efforts to organize workers at foreign-owned auto plants in the south. …