United Auto Workers announces new assignments for the union's officers

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers’ new president, Dennis Williams, announced assignments for the union’s officers Thursday.

Secretary Treasurer Gary Casteel was assigned to Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and the transnational organizing and UAW finance departments.

Vice-President Jimmy Settles was assigned to Ford Motor Co. and the aerospace department.

Vice-President Cindy Estrada was assigned to General Motors Co. and independents, parts and suppliers.

Vice-President Norwood Jewell was assigned to Chrysler, General Dynamics Corp., agricultural implement and heavy truck departments.

The officers will lead contract negotiations with the companies and departments they are assigned to. They will also organize in those areas.

Williams was elected president of the union on Wednesday. He replaces Bob King, who is retiring.