• Attorney Nov 21, 2019

    Union President Steps Down as General Motors Sues Fiat Chrysler Over Alleged Bribery

    United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has notified the union that he would retire, his attorney, Bruce Maffeo of New York,...

  • President Nov 2, 2019

    UAW President Gary Jones Taking Leave Amid Corruption Probe

    The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting president. “The UAW is fighting tooth and nail to ensure our members have a...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    Workers Celebrate Deal With GM, Show Union Power in Industry

    Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company’s U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal, which the union says offers “major gains” for workers, was hammered out after months of bargaining but won’t bring an immediate end to the strike by 49,000...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 23, 2019

    GM Strike in 2nd Week: Some Progress But No End in Sight

    The strike against General Motors by 49,000 United Auto Workers entered its second week Monday with progress reported in negotiations but no clear end in sight. Bargainers met all weekend and returned to talks Monday morning as the strike entered its eighth day. Talks continued even as GM accused picketers in Tennessee of blocking traffic, placing screws and nails on...

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2019

    UAW Strike Puts Trump, GOP in Political Bind in Key States

    Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It’s a union they long have aligned with politically. Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show...

  • Massachusetts Sep 18, 2019

    Striking GM Workers Question Whether Union Leaders Can Be Trusted

    The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members. On picket lines at plants across the country, many of the 49,000 workers have expressed doubts about whether UAW leaders are acting in their best interests in the...

  • Donald Trump Sep 16, 2019

    GM Walkout Brings Factories and Warehouses to a Standstill

    More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union’s first walkout against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a decade. Workers left factories and formed picket lines shortly after midnight in the dispute over a new four-year contract....

  • DRIVER Apr 20, 2018

    As Okla. AG, Pruitt Reassigned Lawmen as Drivers, Bodyguards

    As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt assigned investigations agents from his office to be his driver and bodyguard, at times taking them on his frequent trips out of state to speak to conservative political organizations, state records show. The newly obtained documents raise similar questions to those that have triggered investigations into Pruitt’s security and travel since becoming administrator of...

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