Regional Union Director Wins National UAW Office
Gary Casteel Credit: UAW

Regional Union Director Wins National UAW Office

Gary Casteel Credit: UAW
Gary Casteel Credit: UAW

Tennessee’s top official in the United Auto Workers is now secretary and treasurer for the national union.

Gary Casteel joined the UAW in Nashville while working as a pipefitter and welder at the Ford Glass Plant.

Since 2002 he’s been the director of a ten-state region that includes Tennessee.

In his new post, Casteel will be assigned to oversight of the union’s finances, transnational organizing and relations with Mitsubishi Motors.

Nina Cardona

Nina Cardona is WPLN's host for All Things Considered. As a reporter, she covers a wide range of assignments with an emphasis on culture, the arts and local history. A graduate of Converse College, she's lived in Middle Tennessee most of her life.
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