DETROIT -- Former UAW Vice President Irving Bluestone died Nov. 17 at his home in Brookline, Mass., of heart failure. He was 90. UAW President Walter Reuther brought Bluestone to Detroit in 1947. Bluestone became Reuther's administrative assistant in 1961 and participated in contract negotiations with the Detroit 3 and American Motors. Ten years later, Bluestone took the lead in the GM department and was elected vice president in 1972. He held the post until 1980.
Former UAW exec Bluestone dies
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