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Category Archive: UAW

  • Coronavirus Response Bill Includes Handout for Labor Unions 

    Posted on Apr 06, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Congress finally passed phase three of its coronavirus relief package, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The bill provides much needed financial assistance for U.S. businesses that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, as well as direct relief to individuals and families. But it’s not without a […]

  • Top UAW Official Accused of Sexual Harassment

    Posted on Mar 16, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    As if a corruption scandal wasn’t bad enough, the United Auto Workers (UAW) is now facing allegations of sexual harassment against UAW executive board member and regional director Richard Rankin. Two female staff members claim Rankin “repeatedly made sexually charged remarks that in one instance escalated to a physical threat.” The women claim the harassment […]

  • Ex-UAW Prez Charged in Federal Corruption Probe

    Posted on Mar 06, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Former UAW President Gary Jones has officially been charged by the federal government for embezzling over $1 million in union funds. He is expected to plead guilty. While we can’t say we’re surprised (see our “WANTED” ad for Jones that ran last November), the charges against Jones certainly don’t inspire faith in the UAW among […]

  • Union Membership Still on the Decline

    Posted on Feb 10, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released 2019 data on union membership, and it doesn’t look good for labor leaders. The numbers show that union membership dropped in 2019 to a record low of just 10.3 percent. That rate fell by .2 percent from 2018, and is almost half of what it was in 1983 (the […]

  • Out-of-Control Union Spending: Super Bowl Edition

    Posted on Jan 22, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, it’s time to round up the amount of money labor unions have spent on sporting events. Several unions are guilty of using members’ dues money to buy tickets to professional sporting events or purchase advertising at arenas. According to Department of Labor filings, in 2018 Plumbers AFL-CIO spent […]

  • UAW Must Face, Not Erase Jones’ Legacy

    Posted on Jan 03, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yet another report documenting a culture of corruption at the United Auto Workers (UAW) has the union wishing it could erase its sordid past. At least, that’s the vibe you get from the UAW’s website, where any member searching for information on former union president Gary Jones will now be told: “Sorry, no results were […]

  • The UAW’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Posted on Nov 21, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yesterday was quite a whirlwind for the United Auto Workers (UAW). Just moments after the UAW’s executive board moved to oust President Gary Jones, as well as Vance Pearson — another top official who has been charged in the ongoing corruption investigation at the union — Jones himself decided to resign. Jones claims his decision […]

  • Are the UAW’s Ethics Reforms a Bust?

    Posted on Nov 15, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) claims it’s enacting “several reforms in an effort to prevent and root out corruption.” The union’s plan was announced by acting president Rory Gamble — who took over when former president Gary Jones stepped down after being accused of scheming to steal $700,000 in members’ dues. Since the union is […]