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Category Archive: UAW

  • Former UAW Prez Williams Joins UAW Hall of Shame With Guilty Plea

    Posted on Oct 04, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, former United Auto Workers (UAW) President Dennis Williams became the 15th person to be convicted in the ongoing investigation into union corruption. He is the 11th UAW official overall to plead guilty, and the second former president. As an ad we’re running today in the Chattanooga Times Free Press states: “[Volkswagen] employees have […]

  • Another One Bites the Dust at the UAW

    Posted on Sep 14, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The ongoing federal probe into corruption in the ranks of the United Auto Workers (UAW) has taken down yet another union leader. Former UAW President Dennis Williams is set to plea guilty to his role in the union’s spending scandal at the end of the month. The indictment comes just a few months after another […]

  • UAW Moves Closer to Teamsters-Style Government Monitoring

    Posted on Aug 19, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    After a years-long federal investigation into corruption in the ranks of the United Auto Workers (UAW), more than a dozen people have been convicted — most of them former UAW officials. Now, the threat of a government takeover of the union is one step closer to becoming a reality. This week, the U.S. Justice Department […]

  • UAW Spent Big To Defend Guilty Ex-Prez, and Other Officials

    Posted on Jul 01, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) is still embroiled in an ongoing corruption scandal that goes all the way to the top of the union’s leadership. Most recently, former UAW President Gary Jones pleaded guilty to helping embezzle hundreds of thousands of members’ dues dollars, making him the 14th official to be found guilty in the […]

  • 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 […]