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The second largest union at General Motors in Lordstown swore in their new president on Tuesday.
Robert Morales took the oath as the president of United Autoworkers 1714, replacing Dave Green, who held the position since 2007.
Morales is a second-generation worker at the plant and has worked there for 18 years. He said he hopes to keep the same level of work by his predecessor while ushering in the next generation of the Chevrolet Cruze.
Morales, who will serve the remaining two years on the three-year term, said he would like to focus more on his memberships’ needs as a good community partner.
“I understand the relationship between UAW and communities is vital to each other so again we are looking to do that and build don our future at Lordstown,” Morales said.
Shop chairman Will Adams said he believes Morales will be an effective leader.
“We have always had effective leaders whether they are presidents or chairmans who have always taken care of the members and Bob is in a long line of standing of presidents that’s always done a good job for us,” Adams said.