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Category Archive: UAW

  • UAW Accused of “Threatening and Intimidating” Members at Constitutional Convention

    Posted on Aug 02, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    Members of the United Auto Workers hoping to have their voices heard at the union’s constitutional convention last week were reportedly greeted with hostility from UAW leadership. The convention was supposed to be a democratic gathering, emphasizing the union’s recent switch to a “one member, one vote system,” instead of the delegate system that was […]

  • Mobile Billboard Alerts Workers to UAW Corruption at Union Convention

    Posted on Jul 25, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the Center for Union Facts placed a mobile billboard in Detroit, Michigan. The billboard — which takes up three sides of a moving truck — will run just outside of the United Auto Workers’ constitutional convention taking place at Huntington Place in Detroit Monday-Wednesday of this week. The billboard features both video and sound. It warns: […]

  • Ford/UAW Deal Prioritizes Union Interests Over Workers

    Posted on Jun 23, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    Terry Bowman, a 26-year Ford/UAW auto worker recently published an op-ed in the Center Square calling out Ford Motors for being “in bed” with the United Auto Workers at a forthcoming plant in Tennessee. His main concern, and certainly a concern for any future auto workers in the state, is Ford’s neutrality agreement with the […]

  • Do New UAW Election Rules Do Enough to Enact Meaningful Reform At the Union?

    Posted on May 19, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, the court-appointed independent monitor for the United Auto Workers union released the rules for the union’s first ever mail-in direct election of the International Executive Board. The rules were published in a six-month update filed by the monitor. Back in December, auto workers voted to adopt direct elections following a years-long corruption scandal […]

  • Full-Page Ad: AFL-CIO Prez Disgusted By UAW Corruption

    Posted on Mar 13, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the Center for Union Facts took out a full-page ad in the Chattanooga Times Free Press highlighting a recent quote from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler regarding corruption at the United Auto Workers: “I am disgusted.” In an interview this past week, Shuler revealed that the AFL-CIO “had internally discussed severing ties with the UAW” as a result of […]

  • UAW Officially Switching to Direct Elections

    Posted on Feb 11, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    It’s official. UAW members will now get to choose their union officers through direct elections, rather than via the union’s decades-old delegate system. The historic change will be in place by June, in time for the UAW’s next election cycle. More than 63 percent, or 89,615 of current and retired UAW members voted in favor […]

  • What Tennesseans Have to Say About the UAW

    Posted on Jan 31, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    A Ford Motors plant is coming to Tennessee. While new jobs are certainly welcome, the UAW’s culture of corruption is not. In fact, a recent poll found that 2 out of 3 Tennesseans think Ford workers should have a secret ballot vote to decide whether they want to be represented by the union. The Center […]

  • CUF Calls for Secret Ballot Vote at Tennessee Ford Plant

    Posted on Jan 10, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week, as state lawmakers return to the Tennessee Capitol, the Center for Union Facts is launching the next phase of its public education campaign to keep United Auto Workers’ corruption out of Tennessee. The campaign includes five digital billboards and a full-page ad in the Tennessean that highlights a new statewide Engine Insights poll of 1,000 Tennesseans. The billboards — which are located near the state capitol in Nashville, Tennessee — feature […]