In Memoriam: Former Vice President Ernie Lofton

Ernest “Ernie” Lofton committed his life to the UAW, his brothers and sisters in the labor movement and to his community. Along his life’s journey, the Local 600 member became a mentor and pioneer for many. Lofton, who served as a vice president and director of the union’s National Ford Department from 1989 until his

Statements on Passing of Retired Vice President Ernie Lofton

UAW members mourn the loss of Ernie Lofton, a retired vice president who became the first African-American to direct the union’s National Ford Department. Lofton, a member of UAW Local 600, served as a vice president and director of the Ford Department from 1989 until his retirement in 1998. “Ernie was a tireless leader and a

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