December 3, 2022

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Cindy Estrada, head of UAW’s Stellantis department, to retire in December

Cindy Estrada, vice president of the UAW-Stellantis office, will retire at the conclusion of this year immediately after practically 3 decades with the union.

“The work is not carried out, but I believe the time has occur for me to make house for the subsequent generation of leaders of our wonderful union,” Estrada, 53, claimed in a letter to members Monday.

Estrada’s departure will follow the retirement of Terry Dittes, vice president of the UAW-Basic Motors section, in July. Dittes introduced his retirement options previous 7 days.

Estrada was showcased on Automotive Information‘ listing of the 100 Major Gals in the North American Auto Market in 2010 and 2015.

The departures necessarily mean at minimum two of the Detroit 3 UAW vice presidents will be new to their roles when labor agreement negotiations get started subsequent calendar year.

Estrada and Dittes led bargaining for their respective companies all through the 2019 labor agreement negotiations that prompted a 40-working day strike by GM’s hourly personnel.

Below a new direct-election voting method, UAW leaders will be nominated at the UAW Constitutional Conference in late July. Associates will then vote for vice presidents of the Stellantis, GM and Ford departments.

In December, UAW users voted for the immediate-election method for union leaders, instead than the delegate program that a lot of deemed an enabler for corruption among the leading ranks just after a broad-ranging investigation sent two former union presidents and 13 others to jail.

A federal judge authorised the members’ vote in February and ordered the union to put into practice the new voting system by June 30.