Cindy Estrada, vice president of the UAW-Stellantis section, will retire at the close of this year immediately after approximately three decades with the union.
“The work is not accomplished, but I consider the time has occur for me to make place for the future era of leaders of our fantastic union,” Estrada, 53, mentioned in a letter to members Monday.
Estrada’s departure will follow the retirement of Terry Dittes, vice president of the UAW-Common Motors department, in July. Dittes introduced his retirement programs final week.
Estrada was featured on Automotive News‘ checklist of the 100 Primary Ladies in the North American Car Marketplace in 2010 and 2015.
The departures indicate at least two of the Detroit 3 UAW vice presidents will be new to their roles when labor agreement negotiations start out following year.
Estrada and Dittes led bargaining for their respective providers throughout the 2019 labor agreement negotiations that prompted a 40-working day strike by GM’s hourly employees.
Under a new direct-election voting method, UAW leaders will be nominated at the UAW Constitutional Convention in late July. Members will then vote for vice presidents of the Stellantis, GM and Ford departments.
In December, UAW members voted for the immediate-election system for union leaders, somewhat than the delegate method that quite a few regarded an enabler for corruption between the prime ranks following a large-ranging investigation despatched two previous union presidents and 13 some others to jail.
A federal judge approved the members’ vote in February and requested the union to apply the new voting procedure by June 30.