Lewenza re-elected as CAW national president

CAW boss elected for 3-year term

Ken Lewenza has been re-elected as national president of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union.

Lewenza was elected as part of the union’s First Constitutional and Collective Bargaining Convention in Toronto.

National secretary-treasurer Peter Kennedy was also re-elected and Sylvain Martin was nominated and acclaimed as Quebec director, replacing Jean-Pierre Fortin who is retiring at the end of 2012.

CAW Local 414 President Christine Connor, CAW Local 112 President Roland Kiehne and CAW Local 3000 President Jean Van Vliet were also nominated and acclaimed as national executive board (NEB) trustees.

CAW Local 302 President Nancy McMurphy was also acclaimed to the NEB as member at large. The rank and file NEB has 17 seats, with the majority reserved for rank and file leaders within the union.

The term of office for each position is three years.

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