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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]