Vice President Chuck Browning
Chuck Browning was elected by the UAW International Executive Board to serve as Vice President and Director of the Ford Department on June 28, 2021 to fill the vacancy created by Vice President Gerald Kariem’s retirement. Browning officially assumed the position on July 1, 2021. His assignments include National Ford, Agricultural Implement and Chaplaincy.
Browning had served as Director of UAW Region 1A after being elected at the 37th Constitutional Convention in June 2018.
Browning served as Top Administrative Assistant to the President from 2014 to 2018 and as an Administrative Assistant to the President from 2010 to 2014.
In his roles as an Executive Administrative Assistant and as an Administrative Assistant, he has held responsibilities that include collective bargaining, organizing, constitutional administration and oversight of the various departments under the direct jurisdiction of the President.
Browning was appointed to the staff in 2000 by, UAW President Emeritus Stephen P. Yokich as an International Representative and assigned to the union’s National Ford Department. He rose to Coordinator, Assistant Director and then Administrative Assistant within the National Ford Department. His responsibilities included collective bargaining, contract administration and oversight of various departments under the jurisdiction of the Vice President of the union’s National Ford Department.
Browning joined the UAW in 1987 and became a member of Local 3000 when he went to work at the Mazda Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. He held various positions that included Committeeperson, Bargaining Committee and Plant Chairperson. During his tenure as Chairman, the membership transitioned to representation under the UAW-Ford National Agreement.
Born and raised in downriver Michigan, he married his wife Leslie in 1983. They have three children together (Elizabeth, Andrew and Rebecca) and three grandsons named Jude, Tucker and Charlie.