United Auto Workers elects Ray Curry to replace Rory Gamble as president

The United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Monday Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry would serve as the union’s president after Rory Gamble retires from the role at the end of June.

Gamble will retire a year before completing his tenure, after steering the union through a multi-year federal corruption investigation. read more

The union represents hourly workers at the U.S. plants for automakers General Motors Co (GM.N), Ford Motor Co (F.N) and Stellantis (STLA.MI).

Curry, 55, will take on the role on July 1 and serve out the remainder of the term until June 2022.

Gamble took charge of the 400,000-strong labor union in late 2019 from Gary Jones, who was ousted for embezzling union funds and sentenced to 28 months in jail.

Curry, who was elected secretary-treasurer in 2018, also directs the heavy truck, general dynamics, and agricultural implementation departments.