This 12 months’s conference was distinctive in that the members of the Worldwide Government Board weren’t elected as in earlier years; as a substitute, delegates nominated a number of candidates who will run for election this fall as a part of a brand new one-member, one-vote electoral system.
Seven folks had been nominated for president, together with Curry. Three had been nominated for the secretary-treasurer place and 10 had been nominated for the three vacant vice chairman positions.
Delegates on the conference earlier voted to extend the union’s strike wage to $500 per week and implement it starting on the primary day of a possible strike, as a substitute of the eighth day. The rise was championed by the reformist caucus, Unite All Employees for Democracy. The union’s govt board had beforehand elevated strike pay to $400 per week, from $275.
Nonetheless, on Thursday afternoon the delegates voted to nullify the $500 quantity, returning the strike pay to $400 per week.
Delegates additionally beforehand voted in favor of wage will increase for members of the Worldwide Government Board and rejected a proposal that might have allowed UAW retirees to run for worldwide workplace.