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Newly elected president of the United Auto Workers. He was elected last week to replace Ron Gettelfinger, who retired after two terms. The UAW represents about 355,000 workers, down from 1.5 million thirty years ago. In his inaugural speech last week, Bob King called for protests against Toyota and other foreign auto companies that operate non-unionized plants in the United States. Bob King has worked in the auto industry since 1970, when he joined Ford. He is an electrician and lawyer by training.

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