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  • 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 […]

  • Coronavirus Response Bill Includes Handout for Labor Unions 

    Posted on Apr 06, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Congress finally passed phase three of its coronavirus relief package, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The bill provides much needed financial assistance for U.S. businesses that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, as well as direct relief to individuals and families. But it’s not without a […]

  • The UAW’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Posted on Nov 21, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yesterday was quite a whirlwind for the United Auto Workers (UAW). Just moments after the UAW’s executive board moved to oust President Gary Jones, as well as Vance Pearson — another top official who has been charged in the ongoing corruption investigation at the union — Jones himself decided to resign. Jones claims his decision […]

  • Are the UAW’s Ethics Reforms a Bust?

    Posted on Nov 15, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) claims it’s enacting “several reforms in an effort to prevent and root out corruption.” The union’s plan was announced by acting president Rory Gamble — who took over when former president Gary Jones stepped down after being accused of scheming to steal $700,000 in members’ dues. Since the union is […]

  • 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 […]

  • “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 […]

  • Desperate UAW Digs in for Chattanooga Fight

    Posted on Jul 11, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    If you thought that a defeat for a union in a unionization election was the end of Big Labor’s efforts, you’d be wrong. Volkswagen plant workers who told the United Auto Workers to get packing are about to learn this, as the union has created a local to “represent” the workers despite the employees’ clear […]