As ballot deadline nears, UAW presidential candidate sues for extension

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The Detroit News

A candidate in the race to become president of the United Auto Workers is suing the union and its court-appointed monitor in an effort to extend the deadline by when members can request ballots and return them in the first direct election of top officers. Will Lehman, 35, a worker at Mack Trucks Inc. in Macungie, Pennsylvania, on Thursday filed his case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan seeking to extend the Nov. 28 deadline by 30 days. New York attorney Neil Barofsky, the UAW’s monitor, has recommended members mail in their ballots no later than Friday to ensure …

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