Brandon Campbell

Brandon Campbell joined the UAW as a second-generation UAW member in 1994 when he went to work at Chrysler, Belvidere Assembly Plant, represented by UAW Local 1268.

He immediately got involved in Local 1268 by serving on several Standing Committees, including Civil and Human Rights, CAP and Bylaws, as well as the Election Committee.

Brandon has always had a passion for helping workers come together and form their own unions – organizing. From about 1999 – 2005 he worked on many campaigns across various sectors and Regions of the UAW as a Member Organizer. Organizing took a spark of unionism and lit a fire that still burns today.

In 2005, he was elected Committeeperson for Body Shop and Stamping Departments and in 2008 he was elected President of Amalgamated Local 1268.

In 2009 Brandon was appointed to the International UAW Staff by President Emeritus Ron Gettelfinger and assigned to Region 4. Shortly after being assigned to the Region, then-Director Ron McInroy tasked him with a servicing assignment which included local unions across various sectors in the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area. As a Servicing Rep he negotiated numerous contracts, arbitrated many grievances, and continued be involved in organizing.

One of his proudest organizing and bargaining moments occurred in Beloit, WI when TMD workers voted overwhelmingly for their union, joining Local 95. Brandon was fortunate enough to be with them through their organizing victory, and then lead their first contract negotiations, which resulted in a 100% ratification vote.

Brandon was elected in 2022 as Director of UAW Region 4, which includes the 12 states of: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Brandon and his wife Kathy have four children and three grandchildren.