UAW Struggling To Root Out Corruption, Says Federal Monitor11
A new report from a government watchdog highlights continuing efforts to root out corruption in the United Auto Workers (UAW) labor union.
Per The Detroit News, UAW Monitor Neil Barofsky has filed a 35-page report as part of an ongoing effort to reform the union following a highly publicized corruption scandal. Since taking the position, Baroksky has opened 19 investigations into UAW corruption, while also taking steps to penalize Danny Trull, who served as top deputy to now-disgraced former UAW president Gary Jones. Trull is now facing charges for embezzling union assets, and has since agreed to be expelled and debarred from the UAW for life.
Barofsky was previously installed as part of a consent decree to settle criminal allegations against the UAW following the revelation of corruption among high-ranking UAW officials, who were accused of taking and paying bribes, breaking labor laws, and stealing money from union members. The scandal led to 18 convictions and expanded government oversight of the UAW and Stellantis NV.
Despite calls for reform, the latest 35-page report describes union leaders as withholding information, failing to disclose active investigations into union officials, and concealing a union-led investigation into corruption, which would appear to be in violation of the agreement between the union and prosecutors.
In a statement, UAW spokesperson Sandra Engle said that the “UAW remains committed to the process of rebuilding trust, creating robust reforms and transforming the culture of our union. We have proven that with a myriad of already implemented changes to policies and the creation of processes that ensure accountability. The report is lengthy and documents a sometimes-difficult process, but it ends on a note that we are on the right path.”
Looking ahead, over 1,000 UAW members and leaders are set to meet in Detroit for the union’s quadrennial constitutional convention, during which which members will debate policy and constitutional amendments. This year will mark the first time in which UAW international officers will be decided by direct elections. The UAW represents an estimated 48,500 GM workers in the U.S.
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Anyone else find it funny that a “Federal Monitor” is saying that the UAW is struggling to root out corruption? “Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”. The Federal Government is the most corrupt entity in the entire country.
More corrupt than the UAW though?
I guess that’s quite a contest.
It’s people no inner morals..for many..
I can’t say our union’s name out of fear. Ours has been funneling so called mandatory CE money to an outfit in falls church Virginia who on turn has been giving it to the DNC.
If your going to accuse or point fingers..you need to tell everything…it’s no different than accusing a neighbor of thieving of government benefits but refusing to say who it is or calling in the authorities. It to me is a worthless accusation.
Please contact the Virginia Attorney General’s office to report this: (804) 786-2071
Sadly the actual workers who have been victims of this corruption do not seem to react against this UAW leadership. I cannot recall an actual UAW “worker” writing a single written article, Twitter comment, or one of the UAW’s famous picket signs screaming about injustice ever being focused against UAW corruption. Either they are completely intimidated by the UAW leadership or are such passive sheep that they will not do anything without explicit instructions from their leaders. They behave like drones who do not or cannot think. Maybe they deserve what they have received.
UAW. Unemployed Auto Workers
Why all of the down votes? The truth hurts. Unions Suck and have destroyed manufacturing in this country and now when we don’t have enough supplies because they have to come from overseas, the people whine like sheep. I wonder how many of the whiners are union members who forced a company overseas?
My neighbor resigned from the UAW years ago because of corruption that management refused to investigate. He now has his own company.
Meanwhile, the sky is blue…
(I really wish I could post a Captain Obvious GIF here)