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  • Former UAW Prez Williams Joins UAW Hall of Shame With Guilty Plea

    Posted on Oct 04, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, former United Auto Workers (UAW) President Dennis Williams became the 15th person to be convicted in the ongoing investigation into union corruption. He is the 11th UAW official overall to plead guilty, and the second former president. As an ad we’re running today in the Chattanooga Times Free Press states: “[Volkswagen] employees have […]

  • Another One Bites the Dust at the UAW

    Posted on Sep 14, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The ongoing federal probe into corruption in the ranks of the United Auto Workers (UAW) has taken down yet another union leader. Former UAW President Dennis Williams is set to plea guilty to his role in the union’s spending scandal at the end of the month. The indictment comes just a few months after another […]

  • UAW Moves Closer to Teamsters-Style Government Monitoring

    Posted on Aug 19, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    After a years-long federal investigation into corruption in the ranks of the United Auto Workers (UAW), more than a dozen people have been convicted — most of them former UAW officials. Now, the threat of a government takeover of the union is one step closer to becoming a reality. This week, the U.S. Justice Department […]

  • 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 […]