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Category Archive: UAW

  • UAW Federal Corruption Monitor Launches Investigation Into Shawn Fain

    Posted on Jun 12, 2024 by LaborPains.org Team

    The recent corruption scandal at the UAW put two former union presidents and several other high-ranking officials behind bars. Now, an independent federal monitor serves as a corruption watchdog for the UAW. His latest report revealed some disturbing allegations against the UAW’s new “reform” president, Shawn Fain. In February, the UAW removed secretary-treasurer Margaret Mock […]

  • Record UAW Contracts = Record UAW Layoffs

    Posted on Jun 06, 2024 by LaborPains.org Team

    In 2023, the UAW went on strike against Detroit’s Big Three automakers – and brought home what it called a “record contract.”  Well the contract broke records alright, it seems to have caused a record number of layoffs.  Since the end of the strike in November 2023, over 20,000 UAW members at Big Three facilities […]

  • NYT FULL-PAGE AD: Is Shawn Fain America’s Latest Election Denier?

    Posted on May 30, 2024 by LaborPains.org Team

    UAW President Shawn Fain loves to talk about “democracy” – until it doesn’t go his way.  In a recent secret ballot vote, workers rejected the UAW at the Mercedes-Benz Alabama plant. But the UAW is disputing the results of its double digit loss. Despite around 90% of eligible workers participating in the union election (for […]

  • Bloated Budgets and Sagging Membership

    Posted on May 09, 2024 by LaborPains.org Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) hit two records last year – the lowest number of active members since the great recession and the highest amount of money spent on staff salaries in that same time period. A careful analysis of the UAW’s most recent financial filings with the Department of Labor reveals that the union […]

  • Margaritas and Mistreated Temps

    Posted on Apr 02, 2024 by LaborPains.org Team

    Recently, the UAW’s Stellantis National Council held a meeting. This isn’t news, national councils do need to meet, after all. What is news is the venue they chose for it. Rather than taking a meeting close to home, Shawn Fain, Rich Boyer, the UAW’s local Stellantis officers decamped from a cold Michigan March to the […]

  • Are Workers Really Better Off Under the “New” UAW?

    Posted on Feb 15, 2024 by Admin

    This month, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) launched the latest phase in its ongoing national education campaign focused on the United Auto Workers (UAW). The campaign initially aimed to shed light on a pattern of corruption within the UAW. Now, it has expanded to scrutinize the union’s new leadership (including president Shawn Fain), controversial stances […]

  • Why Won’t the UAW Stand Against Israel’s Attackers?

    Posted on Dec 05, 2023 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, UAW President Shawn Fain announced he was “proud” of the union’s decision to endorse a ceasefire in Gaza, despite the terrorist group Hamas still being in power. He implied that the state of Israel was akin to Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa. The UAW went on to call for a “divestment working […]

  • Member Backlash and Broken Promises at the UAW?

    Posted on Nov 10, 2023 by LaborPains.org Team

    After a six week strike, UAW members are now voting on a tentative contract deal between the union and the Big Three. But it looks like some members think the deal falls short of President Fain’s many promises. 52% of UAW members at GM’s Flint Michigan Engine facility voted down the tentative agreement with the […]