Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Tag Archive: UAW

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]