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Art Reyes voted out as the leader of UAW Local 651

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(04/16/14) - After nearly 10 years of leading UAW Local 651 in Flint, President Art Reyes has lost his re-election bid.

Membership votes have been counted, and Alex Leafi is the new union leader. He was elected with 378 votes to the 193 collected by Reyes.

The election was also for a number of executive board members, committee members and trustees.

Local 651 represents retirees from the former AC Spark Plug, Delphi East and current GM employees at CCA Davison Road Processing Center.

"It has been my great pleasure to serve that Membership. The labor movement, the rights and dignity of working people are deeply set in my heart and I will forever fight for those in need - regardless of the title," Reyes said.

He will step down June 8.

Run-off elections will be held April 22.

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