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Tag Archive: United Auto Workers

  • New Details Emerge in the Misconduct Investigation Into Shawn Fain and the UAW

    Posted on Jul 19, 2024 by Admin

    Last month, the UAW’s court-appointed corruption monitor revealed that he was investigating UAW President Shawn Fain over allegations of misconduct, retaliation, and for “slow-rolling” documents needed for an investigation.  Now, a new federal court filing from shows that UAW Vice President Rich Boyer alleged that he was removed from overseeing the union’s Stellantis department after […]

  • UAW Federal Corruption Monitor Launches Investigation Into Shawn Fain

    Posted on Jun 12, 2024 by Team

    The recent corruption scandal at the UAW put two former union presidents and several other high-ranking officials behind bars. Now, an independent federal monitor serves as a corruption watchdog for the UAW. His latest report revealed some disturbing allegations against the UAW’s new “reform” president, Shawn Fain. In February, the UAW removed secretary-treasurer Margaret Mock […]

  • Record UAW Contracts = Record UAW Layoffs

    Posted on Jun 06, 2024 by Team

    In 2023, the UAW went on strike against Detroit’s Big Three automakers – and brought home what it called a “record contract.”  Well the contract broke records alright, it seems to have caused a record number of layoffs.  Since the end of the strike in November 2023, over 20,000 UAW members at Big Three facilities […]

  • Bloated Budgets and Sagging Membership

    Posted on May 09, 2024 by Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) hit two records last year – the lowest number of active members since the great recession and the highest amount of money spent on staff salaries in that same time period. A careful analysis of the UAW’s most recent financial filings with the Department of Labor reveals that the union […]

  • Margaritas and Mistreated Temps

    Posted on Apr 02, 2024 by Team

    Recently, the UAW’s Stellantis National Council held a meeting. This isn’t news, national councils do need to meet, after all. What is news is the venue they chose for it. Rather than taking a meeting close to home, Shawn Fain, Rich Boyer, the UAW’s local Stellantis officers decamped from a cold Michigan March to the […]

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

    Posted on Dec 05, 2023 by 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 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 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 […]