Bob King, the current president and a previous vice president of United Auto Workers, played a major role in negotiating both UAW’s national agreement with Ford in 2007 as well as the 2009 modifications to that agreement. He also spent three terms as a UAW regional director. King has a long history of promoting social and economic justice and solidarity among workers. He joined UAW Local 600 in 1970 when he was hired at Ford’s Detroit Parts Depot, and began his electrical apprenticeship in 1972. King has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Detroit.