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Scott Adams was elected director of UAW Region 9 by delegates to the UAW’s 35th Constitutional Convention in Detroit on June 16, 2010.
Adams began his UAW career at Ford Motor Co.'s Buffalo (N.Y.) Stamping Plant in 1972. He became a proud member of UAW Local 897 and was elected district committeeman in 1984.
Adams later served the local as vice president, a member of the bargaining committee and two-terms as president and chair.
In 1996 Adams served on the UAW Ford National Negotiating TOP Committee. He also served on the New York State CAP Council as vice president, representing Region 9 members.
In February 1997 Adams was appointed to the International staff and assigned to Region 9. He was responsible for representing UAW membership in all aspects of labor relations, including chairing the UAW Western New York Insurance Council and the Workers’ Compensation Coalition Council.
Adams also served as vice president of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation.
In August 2004 Adams continued to expand his experience and responsibilities and was appointed Region 9 education director. In August 2006 he was appointed area director for Western New York/Western Pennsylvania in Region 9.
In January 2009 then-Region 9 Director Joe Ashton appointed Adams to be assistant director for the region, which comprises western and central New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, excluding the counties of Franklin, Cumberland, Adams and York..
Adams attended Stockton State College, SUNY University at Buffalo and Penn State University.
Adams and his wife, Dawn, reside in Orchard Park, N.Y., and have been married for 33 years. They have a son, Jordan, a daughter, Jamie, son-in-law, Jon and a grandson, Jon Jamison.