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Union leadership changes.

William G. Lindner, president of the Transport Workers, died May 1. He was 65. Lindner was the third president of the Transport Workers in its 50 year history. He joined the union in 1946 while working as a mechanic at American Airlines in Chicago, and became the first president of Local 512, which he helped to form. Subsequently, he held a series of progressively higher positions, culminating in election to the presidency in 1979. Under the union's constitution, John D. Lawe will serve as president until a successor is elected at the union's September convention. Lawe is president of Local 100 in New York City.

J.C. Turner retired as president of the Operating Engineers union on May 31, and was succeeded by sixth vice president Larry L. Dugan. Turner, who continued with the union as president emeritus, began his career in 1934 when he became a member of Local 77 in Washington, DC. He became president of the international union in 1975, after serving 3 years as vice president. Dugan, 55, held various posts in Local 428 in Phoenix, AZ, before becoming an Operating Engineers vice president and assistant to the president in 1979.
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Title Annotation:Transport Workers, Operating Engineers
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Jul 1, 1985
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