UNITE elects Bruce Raynor president
June 11, 2001,
NEW YORK — The general executive board of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) voted unanimously to elect Bruce Raynor as president of UNITE, North America's leading apparel, textile and laundry union, effective July 1. Raynor, who has served as UNITE secretary-treasurer since 1998, replaces retiring president Jay Mazur at the helm of the 250,000-member union. In addition, UNITE executive vp Edgar Romney was elected to replace Raynor as secretary-treasurer. Vice president William Lee was elected to fill the open executive vp position. UNITE represents workers throughout the United States and Canada in apparel, textile, laundry and other related industries.