CAW President to announce endorsement for presidential and secretary-treasurer successor



    TORONTO, July 7 /CNW/ - CAW President Buzz Hargrove will be announcing
who will receive the union's official endorsement for both the national
president and secretary-treasurer positions at a press conference downtown
Toronto tomorrow.
    The press conference will follow a morning meeting of the CAW's National
Executive Board, the rank and file leadership body of the union, and a meeting
of the 150 staff members from across the country in the afternoon. Both groups
will vote on who should succeed Buzz Hargrove as national president and Jim
O'Neil as national secretary-treasurer. The meetings will not be open to
members of the media.
    The candidates will then run for election at the union's constitutional
convention. While the endorsement is not necessary to run in the election, it
is seen as an important step in the process and a boost to potential
candidates.

    Press conference:

    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 3:30 p.m.
    Kenora Room - (2nd floor) Sheraton Centre,
    123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

    For members of the media unable to attend but still wish to participate,
    please call:

    1-800-732-9307

    (*)Please note that all calls must be made from landlines(*)

    Please note that Hargrove will not be doing interviews prior to the press
conference.

    The CAW represents more than 250,000 members across the country in
17 different economic sectors.





For further information:

For further information: CAW Communications, Shannon Devine, (cell)
(416) 302-1699; or Angelo DiCaro, (cell) (416) 606-6311

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