Auto work­ers union picks Gary Jones as new pres­i­dent.

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DETROIT of the United Auto Work­ers union have elected re­gional direc­tor Gary Jones as the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s new pres­i­dent.

Jones was picked in a roll-call vote Wed­nes­day at the union’s 2018 con­sti­tu­tional con­ven­tion in Detroit.

He’ll take over a 400,000-mem­ber union that’s fac­ing a fed­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tion in a cor­rup­tion scan­dal in­volv­ing a worker train­ing cen­ter run jointly by Fiat Chrysler and the union. The UAW also has had trou­ble or­ga­niz­ing at fac­to­ries in the South run by for­eign-based au­tomak­ers.

But its fi­nances have sta­bi­lized un­der Pres­i­dent Den­nis Williams, who is re­tir­ing.

Jones is a cer­ti­fied pub­lic accountant and was direc­tor of the UAW’s re­gional of­fice in St. Louis. His four-year term be­gins Thurs­day.

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