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  • Are Workers Really Better Off Under the “New” UAW?

    Posted on Feb 15, 2024 by Admin

    This month, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) launched the latest phase in its ongoing national education campaign focused on the United Auto Workers (UAW). The campaign initially aimed to shed light on a pattern of corruption within the UAW. Now, it has expanded to scrutinize the union’s new leadership (including president Shawn Fain), controversial stances […]

  • Why Won’t the UAW Stand Against Israel’s Attackers?

    Posted on Dec 05, 2023 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, UAW President Shawn Fain announced he was “proud” of the union’s decision to endorse a ceasefire in Gaza, despite the terrorist group Hamas still being in power. He implied that the state of Israel was akin to Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa. The UAW went on to call for a “divestment working […]

  • Member Backlash and Broken Promises at the UAW?

    Posted on Nov 10, 2023 by LaborPains.org Team

    After a six week strike, UAW members are now voting on a tentative contract deal between the union and the Big Three. But it looks like some members think the deal falls short of President Fain’s many promises. 52% of UAW members at GM’s Flint Michigan Engine facility voted down the tentative agreement with the […]

  • Was the UAW Strike Really Worth It For Workers?

    Posted on Oct 30, 2023 by LaborPains.org Team

    After six long weeks of strike, the UAW and Ford have finally reached a tentative agreement. At the cost of billions of dollars to the economy and thousands of jobs, the agreement must have been something special.  Overall, the highlights of the agreement with the UAW are: A 25% pay increase over the next three […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]