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Category Archive: UAW

  • Members’ Dues Will Pay for Union Monitor, and Other Flaws in the UAW Corruption Settlement

    Posted on Dec 18, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today in the Wall Street Journal, the Center for Union Facts calls out some flaws in the recent settlement agreement between the federal government and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. The deal puts an end to a years-long investigation at the union that found “from 2009 to 2018…the union’s top leadership embezzled millions of dollars to fund […]

  • UAW Scandal Emphasizes Need for Updated Union Financial Reporting

    Posted on Dec 15, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yesterday, the Center for Union Facts submitted commentary on a proposed rule from the Department of Labor that would update the way labor unions report financial information to the federal government. The commentary notes that the changes proposed in the Federal Register’s notice of Proposed Rulemaking — published October 13, 2020 — would help weed […]

  • UAW To Face 6 Years of Federal Monitorship

    Posted on Dec 14, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a long-awaited settlement deal with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. The deal is meant to weed out corruption in the union following a multi-year federal investigation that found 12 UAW officials — including the wife of a former official and two former union presidents — guilty of an array of […]

  • Will a Biden Admin Tap the Brakes on Federal Oversight at the UAW? 

    Posted on Nov 17, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The current administration has been committed to weeding out corruption at the United Auto Workers (UAW). A multi-year investigation found two former union presidents, and numerous other high-ranking officials, guilty of helping embezzle hundreds of thousands of members’ dues dollars. Now, government oversight of the union is on the table — but perhaps not for […]

  • 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 […]