- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 19, 2009

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger says he will not seek re-election and plans to retire when his current term ends on June 30 of 2010.

Gettelfinger has said in the past he would retire at age 65 in accordance with UAW policy. He repeated the statement Thursday on Detroit radio station WJR-AM after a Web site reported that he may seek a third term.

Gettelfinger will turn 65 in August. He says the union has a policy of letting board members finish terms if they are 65, but other employees have to retire at the end of the month following their 65th birthday.

A new president will be elected at the union’s constitutional convention in Detroit in June of 2010.

Information from: WJR-AM, https://www.wjr.com

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