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Category Archive: UAW (page 2)

  • UAW Still a Long Way From Ridding Corruption From its Ranks

    Posted on Nov 12, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) union may claim to hold union funds “in sacred trust,” but a years long corruption investigation into UAW says otherwise. So it was only fitting that this week, a top official at UAW Local 412 – “one of the largest amalgamated locals” – was hit by embezzlement charges only one […]

  • CUF Launches Campaign To Keep UAW Corruption Out of TN

    Posted on Oct 18, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today — in conjunction with the Tennessee General Assembly’s special session on the forthcoming Ford auto plant — the Center for Union Facts (CUF) is launching a public education campaign to keep United Auto Workers’ corruption out of Tennessee. The campaign includes five digital billboards, a full-page ad in the Tennessean, and a letter writing campaign. The billboards feature two different messages. The first message calls […]

  • 11 Reasons Ford Should Keep UAW Out of Tennessee

    Posted on Oct 08, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    This month, Ford announced a plan to bring auto jobs to Tennessee. But it’s unclear if those jobs will come with a union attached — in this case, the United Auto Workers union. This Sunday, the Center for Union Facts is taking out a full-page ad in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Tennessean highlighting […]

  • Will UAW Remain Neutral in Potential Switch to Direct Elections?

    Posted on Sep 13, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, former United Auto Workers (UAW) presidents Dennis Williams and Gary Jones checked into prison to serve their respective 21-month and 28-month sentences as punishment for their roles in the corruption scandal at the union. It represented what should be a symbolic end to the years-long investigation that found several high-ranking union officials guilty […]

  • Former UAW Prez Gets 28 Months for Role in Corruption Scandal

    Posted on Jun 16, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    A recent settlement put an end to a years-long corruption investigation at the United Auto Workers (UAW), but the punishments keep rolling in for former high-ranking officials. The investigation found that “from 2009 to 2018…the union’s top leadership embezzled millions of dollars to fund lavish lifestyles, including resort stays, golf outings, top-shelf liquor and cigars.” […]

  • DOL Abandons Transparency Requirements for Labor Unions

    Posted on May 28, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    Under the Trump administration, the Department of Labor added additional transparency requirements for unions in an effort to weed out corruption. A final rule — which created the form T-1 — mandated any union with at least $250,000 in annual receipts to disclose information about their credit unions, strike funds, apprenticeship programs, and any additional […]

  • 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 […]