CAW Convenes to Elect New President -Special Convention Saturday, September 6, 2008
September 4, 2008, 12:05 PM EST
Delegates representing CAW members across the country will converge in Toronto on Saturday, September 6 to elect a new national president.
CAW National President Buzz Hargrove, who announced his retirement on July 8, will step down as of September 6, 2008 when the new leader is elected. Hargrove will give his final speech as national president at approximately 10 a.m. to be followed by an inaugural speech by the new president.
At a July meeting of the CAW's National Executive Board (the union's rank-and-file governing body), CAW Local 444 President and CAW Council President Ken Lewenza was unanimously endorsed as a presidential candidate by Hargrove, CAW National Secretary-Treasurer Jim O'Neil and the NEB. Since then, no other members have declared their candidacy.
Saturday, September 6 at 10 a.m. Metro Convention Centre in the South Building - Halls F and G 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6