In his first speech as UAW president, Bob King told delegates to the UAW’s 35th Constitutional Convention that the UAW’s job now is to build off of what the prior administration put in place. “This convention is an example of the great Ron Gettelfinger,” King said. “We would not have what we have without the great Ron Gettelfinger.” Now that the torch has been passed as Gettelfinger’s two terms as UAW president ends, King says the theme for the UAW is mobilization. King acknowledged the steady string of organizing victories the UAW has had in various industries, pointing out the newly organized workers in higher education, the representation elections by casino dealers in Atlantic City, a recent contract victory by Boeing workers.

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Getting around Detroit
When the convention is in recess, check out all the great entertainment and attractions the city of Detroit has to offer. For events and information, go to

Cobo Hospitality Booth
The Cobo Hall Hospitality Booth will be open Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Crossing the border

Whether you are traveling via the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel or the Ambassador Bridge, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, is just a few minutes away.

All travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, need a valid Passport, a Passport Card, a Nexus Card or an Enhanced Driver’s License to cross the border.

The closest route is by tunnel, located at 100 E. Jefferson Ave., between Cobo Hall and the Marriott Renaissance Center. It costs $3.75 each way