Auto Worker Files Charges Against UAW, Says Union Kept Taking Dues After She Quit Membership

A Michigan auto worker filed a federal unfair labor practice complaint Tuesday alleging that the United Auto Workers union continued charging her membership fees after she dropped her membership.

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Three Major Unions Sue Michigan Over New Labor Laws

Three of the country’s largest unions sued the State of Michigan on Thursday over new union regulations, which they called “anti-worker.”

The United Auto Workers (UAW), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) sued the state over new laws, according to a joint statement. In July, the four-person Michigan Civil Service Commission (MCSC) approved the law changes in a 3-1 vote mandating that union workers manually reauthorize their union membership every year.

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Democratic PAC Supporting Gary Peters Criticized for Taking $1 Million from UAW

A Democratic PAC that has spent millions attacking Republican Senate candidate John James took donations from the United Auto Workers (UAW), whose former president pleaded guilty to embezzlement last week.

Former UAW President Gary Jones pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million in union dues in addition to charges of racketeering and tax evasion. He is one of 14 former UAW officials convicted in an ongoing federal corruption investigation.

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UAW Former President Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Over $1 Million from Members

Former United Auto Worker (UAW) President Gary Jones pleaded guilty this week to embezzling more than $1 million in dues money from members, as well as charges of racketeering and tax evasion.

Over eight years, top UAW officials sought reimbursements for what they claimed were conference-related expenses in California and Missouri but were personal expenses.

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Former Senior UAW Official Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison for Taking $1.5 Million in Bribes

A former high-level official in the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) General Motors Department was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison last week for taking more than $1.5 million in bribes and kickbacks.

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GM Strike Cost Automaker Estimated $3 Billion, $18.5 Million in Lost Michigan Income Tax Revenue

The United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors cost the company $1 billion in earnings and that number is expected to rise to $3 billion on the year, CEO Mary Barra said in a phone call with investors this week.

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Report Estimates $9.1 Million in Lost Michigan Income Tax Revenue Caused by UAW Strike

A new estimate from the Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group predicts that the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against General Motors has “jumped from impacting the initial 49,000 UAW workers to nearly 150,000 throughout the U.S. auto industry.”

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Commentary: Under a President Sanders, UAW-Style Strikes Would be a Regular Occurrence

Americans woke up at the beginning of the week to hear an unusual bit of news – thousands of auto workers had gone on strike. Union strikes are hardly a common occurrence, and strikes have become particularly rare in the auto industry. In fact, the United Auto Workers hasn’t had a national strike against GM since 2007. But, if Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had his druthers, large national strikes would be a frequent occurrence.

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United Auto Workers Calls National Strike Against General Motors

The United Auto Workers announced Sunday that local union leaders from across the country voted to go on strike after its collective bargaining agreement with General Motors expired Saturday night.

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REPORT: Former UAW Chief Joe Ashton Facing Fraud, Conspiracy Charges in Widening Bribery Scandal

Former United Auto Workers Vice President Joe Ashton is the unnamed union official in a federal criminal complaint who is accused of demanding $550,000 in kickbacks and bribes from vendors, The Detroit News reported.

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