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Unifor Local 444 Elects New President

Unifor Local 444 has elected a new president.

It was announced on Friday that James Stewart will fill the role of president, following a meeting of the union’s executive board. He will assume the position immediately.

Stewart was first elected as a shop floor representative in 2002 and has had many positions within the union. Prior to being elected as president, he served as first vice president, and was also recently elected by the FCA Master Bargaining Committee as chairperson. Stewart was also recently elected VP of the Unifor Auto Council.

Stewart replaces outgoing former president Dino Chiodo, who accepted a new position with the union as national auto director. ¬†Chiodo’s last day as president was July 31.