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Category Archive: UAW

  • UAW Launches Strike Following President’s Implication in Corruption Scandal

    Posted on Sep 16, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) traded in their work uniforms for picket signs on Monday morning as part of the union’s strike against General Motors. UAW Vice President Terry Dittes said the strike “is the union’s last resort but is needed because the sides are far apart in negotiating a new […]

  • ‘Sour Grapes’ As VW Workers Again Reject UAW

    Posted on Jun 15, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    It’s the union that won’t take “NO” for an answer. Five years after workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga said “no thanks” to representation by the UAW, the beleaguered union was once again rejected this week. Shed a tear for the editors who had to scrap or rewrite pre-drafted editorials about labor’s new momentum […]

  • CUF Launches New Billboards in Campaign Exposing UAW Corruption

    Posted on May 28, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, the National Labor Relations Board dismissed the United Auto Workers’ petition requesting a vote to unionize at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN. Just hours after the NLRB gave its decision, the UAW filed a new petition with the board. But a new petition won’t fix the union’s bad reputation—the reality of which […]

  • SEIU Official Warns Against Reporting Cases of Union Abuse

    Posted on May 17, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Earlier this year, Njoke Woods, a worker at the Service Employees International Union’s second largest local, United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), accused the union of having a “culture of sexual misconduct, favoritism, and backroom dealing against the members.” She was ultimately fired for speaking out. Now, to add insult to injury, she is being sued […]

  • Billboard Campaign Targets UAW Corruption

    Posted on Apr 28, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    The United Auto Workers union might like you to forget that some of its top-ranking executives have been implicated or plead guilty in a federal corruption investigation. A new series of billboards ensures this won’t happen anytime soon. For the next phase of a national education campaign on corruption in the ranks of the UAW, […]

  • “Culture of Corruption” at UAW Documented by New Website

    Posted on Apr 18, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

     In light of the recent guilty plea from ex-UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell, the Center for Union Facts has created a new website www.UAWInvestigation.com. The site is the latest phase of an on-going campaign to hold the UAW accountable for corruption and anti-worker tactics. A full page print ad promoting the site ran in three […]

  • UAW “Flower Funds” are the Latest in Union Corruption Scandals

    Posted on Mar 25, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Once again, the United Auto Workers has found itself in hot water. Federal investigators have launched a probe into the union’s so-called “flower funds.” Allegedly intended to collect money to provide flowers at the funerals of auto makers, these funds may have a more nefarious purpose. Investigators are looking into the possibility that senior UAW officials who […]

  • High Ranking Union Officials Accused of Corruption

    Posted on Aug 23, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    When it rains, it pours. For union corruption scandals, it’s been downpouring all summer. In Detroit, allegations in the ongoing corruption case between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the United Autoworkers (UAW) have gone all the way up to the top. Several high ranking union officials have been charged with misusing funds that were intended […]