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Category Archive: UAW

  • New Video Slams UAW Executives

    Posted on May 10, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Center for Union Facts just released a new video criticizing the United Auto Workers (UAW) for the alleged misuse of training center funds by several of its executives. Titled “Get Smart on UAW Training Center Scam,” the video highlights the creation of a “slush fund…at members’ expense.” UAW President Dennis Williams has tried to downplay the scandal despite the widening federal investigation […]

  • A “Dirty” Double Standard from National COSH

    Posted on Apr 25, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    One of organized labor’s first lines of attack in an unionization drive is workplace safety. On that front, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) and its affiliates are reliable surrogates. The latest exhibit: The release this week of the “Dirty Dozen”—a report highlighting twelve employers that National COSH claims “put workers and […]

  • NUMMI Anniversary Puts Spotlight on UAW Woes

    Posted on Mar 30, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    This weekend marks the eighth anniversary of New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) closing its Fremont, California plant. It’s a sobering reminder of the UAW’s less-then-favorable legacy. NUMMI opened in 1984 as a joint venture of General Motors and Toyota, a successor to a GM plant that opened in 1962 and closed in 1982 under […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: February Fails

    Posted on Mar 16, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Shocker: America’s unions are not getting any less corrupt. In February, the Labor Department noted numerous union scandals, including alleged embezzlement cases and the misuse of member dues. Here they are: On February 13th, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Pamela Noble, former Financial Secretary for Steelworkers Local 6904 […]

  • Airbnb Secures a Union Deal—And the Baggage Coming With It

    Posted on Mar 05, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Airbnb recently secured a deal with the United Auto Workers (UAW), which won a union contract covering nearly 150 cafeteria workers at four Airbnb facilities. Winning union approval wasn’t smooth sailing. In 2016, a controversial deal between Airbnb and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) fell apart after backlash from the hotel union UNITE HERE, which has long criticized […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Sad Start to 2018 (Cont’d)

    Posted on Feb 14, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    As we explained a few weeks ago, America’s unions got off to an embarrassing start in 2018. Early January was flooded with union corruption scandals and other slip-ups. But the rest of the month wasn’t any better. The Labor Department chronicled even more scandals in the latter weeks of January: On January 24th, 2018, in the […]

  • Big Labor’s Corruption Crisis

    Posted on Jan 23, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    In union America, corruption is par for the course. At least, that’s what a Detroit Free Press investigation into union embezzlement recently revealed. In the last two years alone, more than 300 union locations around the country have discovered theft. Two United Auto Workers (UAW) incidents uncovered in 2017—one in Michigan and another in New Jersey—exceed the […]

  • UPDATED: Female Ford Employees Speak Out Against The UAW

    Posted on Jan 19, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    The hits keep coming for the United Auto Workers union. In late December, the New York Times published a story exposing the culture of sexual harassment at a UAW-represented Ford plant in Chicago. Subsequently, the Center for Union Facts produced a video featuring female employees at that plant, who described the disgusting behaviors they had […]