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UAW Picks Shawn Fain to Take Over Presidency

  • Fain has been backed by a a reform group within the union
  • Transition comes as the UAW seeks to regain member confidence
Shawn Fain

Shawn Fain

Photographer: Mike Householder/AP Photo

The United Auto Workers has confirmed that Shawn Fain will be sworn in as president on Sunday, taking over as the union prepares for contract talks with Detroit automakers later this year.

Current President Ray Curry announced the transition on the UAW’s website on Saturday. “It has been the honor of my life to serve our great union,” Curry said in a statement. “I am committed to ensuring that this transition is smooth and without disruptions.”