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ONE INCUMBENT, FIVE NEWCOMERS ELECTED USWA DISTRICT DIRECTORS; CANDIDATES FOR TOP OFFICES ELECTED WITHOUT OPPOSITION

 PITTSBURGH, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- One incumbent and five newcomers have been elected district directors of the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) in election contests conducted yesterday at local union polling places within those districts in the United States and Canada, according to unofficial results released today by the union.
 The candidates for the other 17 district directorships, the four top International offices and the national director for Canada had been nominated without opposition and, under provisions of the union's constitution, no elections were held for those offices.
 They and the winners of the district director races will be sworn in at inauguration ceremonies here next March 1.
 Here are the results of yesterday's balloting:
 -- District 5, Montreal -- Arnold Dugas was elected over Jean Eudes Simard;
 -- District 8, Baltimore -- David Wilson, the incumbent, was re-elected over Eugene W. Dorr;
 -- District 28, Cleveland -- Tino Fulimeni was elected over Frank J. Valenta, the incumbent, and Al Forney;
 -- District 34, St. Louis -- Gene Reay was elected over Paul E. Aldridge, the incumbent;
 -- District 36, Birmingham, Ala. -- Homer Wilson was elected over Buddie Watson King and Carl H. Atkins; and
 -- District 39, Los Angeles -- Alex Q. Lopez was elected over Henry Cano, Wayne A. Clary and Victor M. Espinosa.
 The International officers are:
 -- George F. Becker, currently the USWA vice president for administration, who will succeed Lynn R. Williams as International president;
 -- Leon Lynch, who returns as vice president for human affairs, a post he has held since 1976;
 -- Leo Gerard, national director for Canada, who becomes International secretary-treasurer, succeeding Edgar L. Ball; and
 -- Richard H. Davis, currently director of USWA District 36 in Birmingham, becomes vice president for administration.
 Lawrence McBrearty was nominated without opposition to succeed Gerard as national director for Canada.
 Williams, who has been International president of the USWA since 1983, and Ball, who took office in 1984, have announced their retirements, effective March 1, 1994.
 The results of the elections are subject to final tabulation by the union's International tellers, who will begin that process here on Dec. 6 and hear any election protests. They are required to issue their report by Feb. 8 to all candidates and local unions in the districts in which there were races. The Tellers' Report and recommendations must be acted on by the International Executive Board at its meeting of Feb. 28.
 Any protests involving campaign conduct will be handled by the Campaign Conduct Administrative Committee, an independent body headed by former U.S. Labor Secretary Willard Wirtz.
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 /CONTACT: USWA Communications Department, 412-562-2442/


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