Former UAW vice president charged in corruption investigation

United Automobile Workers (UAW)

U.S. prosecutors in Detroit charged a former high-ranking United Auto Workers official in charge of the labor union’s association with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of misusing funds for lavish purchases for himself and other union authorities. Norwood Jewell, who headed the UAW’s FCA department from 2014 until his retirement in January last year, was charged […]

U.S. investigation into UAW training center funds expands to GM, Ford

General Motors

General Motors and Ford Motor confirmed they are cooperating with a broadened Justice Department investigation into supposed misspending at United Automobile Workers union training centers funded by U.S. automakers. The investigation became public in July, when federal prosecutors alleged a former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president of making $1.2 million in inappropriate payments to […]

Bernie Sanders lends support to Nissan workers

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American politician Bernie Sanders has supported the Nissan workers that have mobilized thousands of activists, civil rights groups against companies that obstruct regional unionizing efforts. For a mile outside Canton Multipurpose Complex last weekend, the road was backed up. Numerous cars sported bumper stickers, pro-Bernie and pro-union. They went there in school buses, hot rods, […]