Timeline: UAW members ratify new labor deal with GM to end strike
Jan. 3, 2019The UAW sued GM in federal court, claiming its use of temporary workers at a plant in Indiana violated its labor deal. Feb. 26, 2019The UAW sued GM over its restructuring plan, saying it violated a 2015 collective bargaining agreement. Sept. 16, 2019The UAW workers went on strike against GM. Oct. 16, 2019The UAW and GM announce they reached a tentative agreement, which still must be approved by the members before the strike will officially end. Oct. 25, 2019The UAW said 57% of its members voted to ratify the deal, ending the strike after 40 days.feeds.reuters.com
Group of UAW workers plans Labor Day protest of leadership
DETROIT - Some United Automobile Workers are planning to protest during the Labor Day parade in Detroit. The protests are a response to the recent FBI raid on UAW president Gary Jones' home in Canton Township. RELATED: FBI raids Canton Township home of UAW president in connection with corruption scandalAgents also raided former UAW president Dennis Williams' home in Los Angeles, a St. Louis UAW hall and a home Jones had in St. Louis, where he worked before Detroit. UAW member and activist Brian Keller said Monday's planned Labor Day protest is about standing up for rank-and-file workers. He said some members are too scared to speak out as the corruption scandal continues to grow.
Feds search home of UAW president, seize documents
The years-long probe has already led to charges against nine people with ties to the union and Fiat Chrysler. "The UAW and President Gary Jones have always fully cooperated with the government investigators in this matter," the statement said. "President Jones is determined to uncover and address any and all wrongdoing, wherever it might lead. UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell, who once headed negotiations with Fiat Chrysler, pleaded guilty in April to accepting, arranging and approving illegal payments from Fiat Chrysler executives to high-level union officials. Fiat Chrysler Vice President for Employee Relations Alphons Iacobelli also pleaded guilty in the conspiracy, as did six others.
FBI raids Canton Township home of UAW president in connection with corruption scandal
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - FBI agents raided the home of United Auto Workers President Gary Jones in Canton Township on Wednesday in connection with a corruption scandal. Agents also raided former UAW president Dennis Williams' home in Los Angeles, a St. Louis UAW hall and a home Jones had in St. Louis, where he worked before Detroit. Here is a statement from UAW officials on their cooperation with the investigation:"The UAW and President Gary Jones have always fully cooperated with the government investigators in this matter. As the leader of the UAW, President Jones is determined to uncover and address any and all wrongdoing, wherever it might lead. The sole focus of President Jones and his team will be winning at the bargaining table for our members."
Former UAW Vice President pleads guilty to conspiracy with Fiat Chrysler execs
In April, Norwood Jewell pleaded guilty to misusing funds meant to train workers at a training center as well as misappropriating funds to pay for his luxury lifestyle. Jewell, who worked with Fiat-Chrysler and other UAW officials as part of the conspiracy, will be sent to a minimum-security prison in West Virginia in January, according to the DOJ report. Jewell is one of eight people who have pleaded guilty as a result of the four-year investigation. But many others feel differently about the situation, including Detroit U.S Attorney Matthew Schneider, who was involved in the case. According to Justice Department officials, the investigation is ongoing and could result in additional charges for other union officials.metrotimes.com
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Former UAW vice president sentenced to 15 months in prison in corruption scandal
WARREN, Mich. - Disgraced former United Auto Workers Vice President Norwood Jewell was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison, but he doesn't have to report to prison until January. "I dont buy that his hands were tied," President Mike Booth, of UAW Local 961, said. UAW members said they felt betrayed by the person they had elected to lead them through difficult negotiations. Norwood Jewell. ORIGINAL: Former UAW official Norwood Jewell sentenced to 15 months in federal prisonCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Former UAW official Norwood Jewell charged in labor conspiracy
WARREN, Mich. - Former UAW vice president Norwood Jewell with conspiracy to violate federal labor laws. It centers around the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center (NTC) in Warren, where workers go to learn the craft. The conspiracy allegedly started back in 2009 with former Chrysler-UAW vice president General Holiefield allegedly running it. New information released Monday says Norwood stepped into the office of the vice president and right into this conspiracy. UAW President Gary Jones spoke about this last week.
Former UAW official Norwood Jewell sentenced to 15 months in federal prison
WARREN, Mich. - Former UAW vice president Norwood Jewell has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for a conspiracy to violate federal labor laws. The conspiracy allegedly started back in 2009 with former Chrysler-UAW vice president General Holiefield. Jewell is accused of stepping into the office of the vice president and right into the conspiracy. He will serve his time in a West Virginia federal prison, officials said. Here is a UAW statement on the sentencing:"The sentencing of Norwood Jewell speaks for itself.