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Category Archive: UAW

  • 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 […]

  • All UAW Members Want for Christmas is Direct Elections

    Posted on Dec 22, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    The results are in: Topping the Christmas lists of hundreds of United Auto Workers members is a drastic change to the way their union elects its leaders. Last month, UAW members voted on whether or not they wanted to switch to a “one person, one vote system,” instead of continuing to use a delegate system to elect union […]

  • UAW’s Blatant Hypocrisy on Secret Ballot Elections

    Posted on Nov 30, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yesterday was the final deadline for UAW members to submit their ballot on whether the union should abandon its current delegate system and move to choose its leaders by direct elections. It’s no secret the UAW isn’t a fan of changing the status quo — despite years of entrenched corruption in its ranks. But a recent campaign […]