Gerard re-elected to 2d term at USW's helm

Oct 27, 2005 | 02:22 PM | Maria Guzzo

United Steelworkers union president Leo W. Gerard and his executive team were re-elected this week, marking the first time in the union's 63-year history that a slate has won election unopposed.

The USW's international executive board, made up of steelworker officers and district directors, are chosen every four years by union members in the United States and Canada during a 24-hour voting period.

But no vote was necessary this year because no opposition candidates secured enough local support in 11 of the 12 union districts or for the top international officer positions. One person in Canada's District 6 received enough nominations to appear on the ballot, but the potential candidate declined the nomination.....

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