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Dennis Williams elected UAW President

United Auto Workers (UAW) Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams addresses the membership during the UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit,
United Auto Workers (UAW) Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams addresses the membership during the UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit,

DETROIT (WKZO) -- United Auto Workers former secretary-treasurer Dennis Williams made his first speech as the union's new president Thursday afternoon.

Williams was elected with 98-percent of the vote by delegates at the UAW constitutional convention in Detroit Wednesday. He spoke about the two-tier wage system a part of his address. Veteran workers make around 28-dollars an hour, but new workers start at 14-dollars an hour and their pay is capped at 19-dollars an hour.

Gary Casteel was elected to replace Williams as secretary-treasurer.

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