The UAW is gaining ground outside the auto industry. Check out this article to see how their organizing endeavors are developing on college campuses.
A few updates on the Fiat Chrysler/UAW scandal:
- Many UAW members are calling for the union and the Big Three auto companies to renegotiate their contracts in the wake of the scandal. Members are also pushing for a complete overhaul of UAW’s leadership;
- The wife of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield faces up to 27 months in prison after it came out that she used her charity to launder money given to her husband by FCA.
- More than $30,000 in training funds meant for UAW members was spent on a lavish party for Norwood Jewell, one of the UAW leaders implicated.
For more insight from the union’s perspective, here’s an interview with former UAW Local 1700 President Bill Parker.