UAW to Name New President Next Week

United Auto Workers officials are expected to nominate the head of the union’s Ford Motor Co. negotiating group to be their new President at a meeting next Wednesday, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Bob King is supported by Ron Gettelfinger, who is planning on leaving the post.

“My sense is that the membership is hoping Bob will be a tougher negotiator,” said Brian Pannebecker, a 13-year veteran at Ford’s Sterling Heights plant that produces parts for F-series pickup trucks.