Detroit, MI. – UAW Vice President and member of DaimlerChrysler supervisory board Nate Gooden, died in November at the age of 68. "Nate Gooden was a tough but always fair negotiator.

He was an innovative partner in a very tough business, who always did his best to take care of his people," said Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management for DaimlerChrysler.

Gooden was born in Detroit in 1938. He had been a UAW member since 1964, when he was hired on the chassis assembly line at Chrysler’s Warren (Michigan) Truck Assembly Plant. He was elected Vice President in 1973 and President in 1975.

Gooden attended Wayne State University's Labor Studies programme.