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Union front: UAW chaplain remembers leader who forged path in early years

Michael Collingsworth, first chairperson of the International UAW Chaplaincy, age 65, died April 13, 2016. A member of UAW Local 1219, he worked at Ford Motor Co. in Lima, Ohio, from 1968 to 2004 and served his local as its chaplain. He was instrumental in the development of today’s UAW chaplaincy program. It began in 1987 when Collingsworth attended a UAW conference in California, where he met with UAW leaders and others who talked about the possibility of such a program. Over the years more meetings and fellowships followed, each time leading to more interest in a UAW chaplaincy program. ... Read more