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  • Ex-UAW official pleads guilty to embezzling $2.2M from union

    03/26/2022 10:29:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 26, 2022
    DETROIT (AP) — A former official at a suburban Detroit branch of the United Auto Workers has pleaded guilty to charges that he embezzled more than $2 million in union money. Timothy Edmunds, 54, pleaded guilty Friday to one count each of embezzling union funds and money laundering during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Detroit, federal prosecutors said. He had been secretary-treasurer from 2011 to 2021 of UAW Local 412, which represents about 2,600 people who work for Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler, at factories in the Detroit area. Edmunds “systematically drained” the union local’s bank accounts...
  • These Are The 35 Vehicles With The Longest Production Runs of All Time

    11/27/2021 9:23:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 11/27/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Over the automotive industry’s 100+ year history, companies such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Mercedes-Benz have produced some truly iconic cars.Whether they’re designed for excitement, luxury, or just simple transportation, Visual Capitalist's Marcus Lu notes that these vehicles offer a set of features that make them highly desirable to consumers. The most successful models will undergo numerous revisions over time, sometimes sticking around for many decades.To learn more, this graphic from Alan’s Factory Outlet lists the 35 vehicles with the longest production runs of all time. Here are the top 10 below.As we can see, successful models come in many shapes...
  • Big Three U.S. Automakers Agree to Not Mandate Vaccines for UAW Union Members

    11/25/2021 3:00:43 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 24, 2021 | Sundance
    A big win for medical privacy and the principles of freedom. Ford, General Motors and Stellantis have agreed the United Auto Workers union members will not be forced to take the mandatory vaccine as a condition of employment. [UAW Announcement] Additionally, the vaccine status of the workers will remain private with a policy of private and voluntary disclosure. UAW – At a meeting Monday evening, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has aligned on a policy of voluntary and confidential disclosure of vaccination status for UAW members. Each company will provide additional...
  • More Than 10,000 John Deere Workers Go on Strike

    10/15/2021 5:18:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Industry Week ^ | 10-14-21 | Ryan Secard
    In the latest and largest strike to hit manufacturing in recent months, more than 10,000 UAW-represented Deere & Co. workers officially went on strike at the stroke of twelve between October 13 and 14. Workers roundly rejected an October 1 UAW-negotiated contract with the tractor manufacturer, with 90% of members voting against the deal. The strike will hit 14 of Deere & Co.’s U.S. locations. Half of those factories are in Iowa; the rest are in Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, and Georgia. The strike’s timing comes at an inopportune point for Deere & Co., which has already seen record profits this...
  • Gas Engines, and the People Behind Them, Are Cast Aside for Electric Vehicles

    07/24/2021 9:01:09 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 162 replies
    WSJ ^ | 23 July 2021 | Mike Colias
    He developed gasoline engines for family sedans as well as thunderous Nascar racing machines. By last year, though, the excitement was gone. His projects were no longer about advancing the engine, just nursing along existing technology. All the buzz had shifted to electric vehicles. In December, Mr. Penkevich took early retirement at age 59. “It’s been a fun ride,” said engineer Dave Lancaster, who spent 40 years working in engine development at General Motors Co. “But I think we’re coming into the homestretch for the conventional engine.” Over the past several decades, auto makers in most years rolled out between...
  • GM Announces $1 Billion Investment in Mexico to Build Electric Vehicles

    04/30/2021 7:57:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/30/2021 | John Carney
    Less than one day after President Biden proclaimed American workers would build the electric vehicles necessary to bring us into the zero admissions future, General Motors said it plans to invest more than $1 billion in Mexico to produce electric vehicles. The automaker said Thursday it would make a $1 billion investment in its Ramos Arizpe production facility. The plant will begin producing at least one electric vehicle beginning in 2023, the company said.
  • Tesla files a petition against U.S. labor board order

    04/05/2021 7:10:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Sat, April 3, 2021 | Reuters
    Last month, the NRLB ordered Tesla to direct Musk to delete the tweet and to post a notice addressing the unlawful tweet at all of its facilities nationwide and include language that says "WE WILL take appropriate steps to ensure Musk complies with our directive."In the 2018 tweet, Musk wrote: "Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union. Could do so tmrw if they wanted. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare."The NLRB also directed Tesla...
  • Less Than a Year After United Auto Workers Union Endorsed Biden, It Gets the First Nasty Surprise of His Presidency

    03/19/2021 9:48:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | March 19, 2021 at 1:34am | Jack Cowhick
    How did they not see this coming? United Auto Workers slammed Ford Motor Company’s plan to move construction of a new plant to Mexico rather than keep it in Ohio in a letter to the automaker Friday. “We 100% reject the company’s decision to put corporate greed and more potential profits over American jobs and the future of our members. We expect the company to honor its contractual commitments to this membership and when it fails to do so we will take action,” Gerald Kariem, vice president of the union’s Ford sector, said in the letter. “We are intensely exploring...
  • UAW criticizes Ford plan to build new vehicles in Mexico not Ohio

    03/18/2021 8:47:47 AM PDT · by FLT-bird · 63 replies
    rooters ^ | 3/16/21
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers union criticized Ford Motor Co’s plan to build a new vehicle in Mexico rather than at an Ohio plant, suggesting it might be in violation of the automaker’s contractual commitments.In a letter made public on Tuesday, UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem said Ford intends to build a next-generation vehicle in Mexico. “We 100% reject the company’s decision to put corporate greed and more potential profits over American jobs and the future of our members. We expect the company to honor its contractual commitments to this membership and when it fails to do so...
  • America Last: Ford Announces Plans to Move Plant to Mexico 2 Months After Biden Enters Office

    03/17/2021 5:35:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 123 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-17-21 | Jim Hoft
    The United Auto Workers union has informed workers at the Avon Lake Ford plant that it plans to move a major project slated for 2023 from Northeast Ohio to its plant in Mexico. The letter, dated Friday, March 12, stated that Ford is going back on its agreement to build a “next-generation vehicle” at the Avon Lake plant in 2023. In 2019, the UAW says Ford promised to invest $900 million in a new project at the Avon Lake plant, that was set to begin production in 2023. The agreement also included a “complete revitalization” of the facility.
  • The Ford Bronco Sport has been hit with another recall mere months after its first deliveries (isn't even fully released yet!)

    02/22/2021 12:42:39 PM PST · by vespa300 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/18/2021 | Tim Levine
    The rollout of the much-anticipated 2021 Ford Bronco Sport has hit a speed bump. Ford announced on Thursday it is recalling 1,666 Bronco Sport models over rear-suspension components that may not be properly attached, just months after delivering the first vehicles in late 2020.
  • A Biden 2035

    10/29/2020 5:37:31 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 3 replies
    October 29, 2020 | Brian Griffin
    January 1, 2035 The USA has kept its promise under its Paris climate pact renewal shepherded though a reluctant Senate by Majority Leader Schumer in 2021 after an angry rebuke of about a dozen Democratic holdouts by President Biden, who was at his dogmatic best, pure emotion untempered by in-depth thought. The once great American oil companies such as Exxon-Mobil and Chevron no longer exist. America no longer has a petrochemical industry. This has created drug shortages in past years as needed chemicals were not available, but buying and stockpiling Chinese chemicals paid for by jewelry extracted from Americans needing...
  • Former International UAW President Charged With Conspiring to Embezzle Union Funds

    08/29/2020 2:05:16 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | August 27, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Michigan
    Dennis Williams, the former President of the international United Auto Workers union, was charged today in a Criminal Information with conspiring with other UAW officials to embezzle UAW funds announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.Joining in the announcement were Irene Lindow, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General, Steven M. D’Antuono, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sarah Kull, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations, and Thomas Murray, District Director, U.S. Department...
  • UMass RA union balks at campus plan for reopening; says allowing students to live in dorms during COVID-19 is ‘suicidal'

    07/28/2020 1:00:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 20 replies
    he union representing resident assistants at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst says the plan to reopen residence halls this fall while in the middle of the pandemic is “suicidal,” and says its members will have no part of it without increased precautions for their safety. Members of the Resident Assistants and Peer Mentors Union, part of United Auto Workers, Local 2322, on Monday were nearly unanimous in opposing plans to reopen the residences calls with the start of the fall semester. According to a statement, 95% of members voted to authorize the union’s bargaining team to formally refuse to...
  • United Autoworkers Union endorses Biden

    04/21/2020 11:23:51 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 04/21/20 01:26 PM EDT | BY JULIA MANCHESTER
    The United Autoworkers Union (AWU) endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential bid on Tuesday, citing his commitment to putting a check on corporate power. The union said in a statement to The Associated Press that the U.S. was in need of stability “and more balance to the rights and protections of working Americans.” “This issue demonstrates the need for presidential leadership to follow the guidance of science and give workers a seat in discussions over their safety and well-being,” the statement said. Tuesday's endorsement comes after the group threw its support behind Biden's plan to reopen the U.S economy...
  • Ford halts plans to reopen U.S. plants after union's safety concerns

    03/31/2020 6:46:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | March 31, 2020 | By Don Jacobson
    U.S. carmaker Ford backtracked Tuesday on its plans to reopen multiple key automotive plants in the United States in two weeks -- a move that drew concern from union workers over the ongoing coronavirus emergency. The automaker said last week it planned to reopen plants in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Kansas City, Mo., on April 14, and a plant in Mexico a week earlier. The United Auto Workers union responded with alarm, saying it had "great concern" about the plan due to the ongoing coronavirus threat. Tuesday, Ford said it's postponed the plans. "The health and safety of our workforce,...
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asks Trump to help auto industry ‘weather’ coronavirus storm

    03/20/2020 5:47:50 PM PDT · by madison10 · 27 replies
    Mlive ^ | 3/20/20 | Gus Burns
    LANSING, MI -- The Big 3 have already or are preparing shut down, at least temporarily. U.S. automakers, including Michigan-based General Motors Corp, Ford and Fiat Chrysler, and their suppliers are suffering financially amid the coronavirus outbreak. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine teamed up to write a letter to President Donald Trump and Congress asking for help, the Governor’s Office said in a statement released Friday evening.
  • All ‘Big Three’ factories to be idled, including Fort Wayne GM plant

    03/18/2020 10:28:16 AM PDT · by John W · 26 replies
    ABC21 Fort Wayne ^ | March 18, 2020 | Jonathan Shelley
    <p>FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP and WPTA21) - Two people briefed on the matter say Detroit's three automakers have agreed to close all of their factories due to worker fears about the coronavirus.</p> <p>Automakers are expected to release details of the closure later today.</p>
  • UAW presses companies to close US factories

    03/17/2020 12:29:32 PM PDT · by John W · 41 replies
    AP via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | March 17, 2020 | Tom Krisher
    DETROIT -- The United Auto Workers union wants Detroit's three automakers to shut down their factories for two weeks to keep its members safe from the spreading novel coronavirus. But union President Rory Gamble says in an email to members obtained by the Associated Press that the companies were not willing to stop production. Gamble says the union gave Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler two days to put together plans to safeguard workers. That period ends Tuesday afternoon. The companies and union will meet this evening to discuss the safety measures. But Gamble says if the union isn't satisfied...
  • Former UAW President Gary Jones charged with embezzling over $1 million

    03/05/2020 5:20:21 PM PST · by bitt · 8 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 3/5/2020 | staff
    Former United Auto Workers President Gary Jones was charged on Thursday with embezzling more than $1 million as part of a US corruption probe that has raised the specter of the federal government taking over the labor union. Jones, who spearheaded the UAW’s contract negotiations late last year with Detroit auto giants as well as a 40-day strike at General Motors, is accused of being part of a group of UAW bigwigs who embezzled more than $1 million to pay for private villas, liquor, golf and other luxuries, according to documents filed with a Michigan federal court and made public...