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Bob King

Former President of United Auto Workers (2010-2014)
Former Member, Rework America Task Force

Mr. Bob King served as President of United Auto Workers from 2010-2014. Prior to that, Mr. King served as Vice President of the United Auto Workers from 2006-2010. As part of his responsibility for the UAW Ford Department, Mr. King played a major role in both the UAW Ford 2007 National Agreement and the 2009 Modifications of this Agreement. He directed the Ford, Severstal and Competitive Shops/Independents, Parts and Suppliers Departments. Mr. King is a member of the UAW International Skilled Trades Advisory Committee, was elected Vice President of Local 600 in 1981 and President in 1984. He served as a Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Inc. He served as Director of Region 1A at United Auto Workers from 1989 to 1998. He joined UAW Local 600 in 1970 when he was hired at Ford Motor Co.’s Detroit Parts Depot and began his electrical apprenticeship in 1972. He was one of the original members of the AFL-CIO Elected Leader Task Force on Organizing. He also founded the region-wide International Labor Solidarity Network. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970. He is a life member of the NAACP, a Michigan Democratic Party precinct delegate and a member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women. A 1968 graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. King received his law degree in 1973 from the University of Detroit.