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Challenger wins UAW labor union presidency, vows reforms
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WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – Shawn Fain on Saturday won the race for United Auto Workers president, narrowly defeating incumbent head Ray Curry in a shakeup for the Detroit-based labor union.
Curry and a court-appointed monitor said Fain will be sworn in Sunday, a day ahead of the start of the union's bargaining convention.
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Fain's election comes at a critical time for the union. Labor contracts with Detroit's Big Three automakers expire in September and Fain has vowed to take a tough line with them.
Fain said in a statement Saturday the "election was not just a race between two candidates, it was a referendum on the direction of the UAW. For too long, the UAW has been controlled by leadership with a top-down, company union philosophy who have been unwilling to confront management, and as a result we’ve seen nothing but concessions, corruption, and plant closures."