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  • 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
    justice.gov ^ | 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...
  • Former auto workers union president charged with embezzling $1 million

    03/05/2020 8:01:57 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 05 2020 | John Bowden
    Former United Auto Workers (UAW) president Gary Jones was charged Thursday by federal prosecutors with embezzling more than $1 million of UAW funds for personal use. The Detroit News reported Thursday that Jones was charged in a criminal information, indicating that he could plead guilty to the charges in the weeks ahead. Several of his former aides have already admitted to stealing UAW funds for travel and other personal expenses. He faces two counts, one involving conspiracy to embezzle union funds and another for using an interstate commerce facility to engage in racketeering. Both of the charges have maximum prison...
  • Former UAW President Charged With Conspiring to Embezzle Union Funds. Prosecutors say Gary Jones embezzled union funds to spend on trips, liquor, other luxuries

    03/05/2020 7:05:23 AM PST · by karpov · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 5, 2020 | Nora Naughton and Ben Foldy
    Federal prosecutors have charged former United Auto Workers President Gary Jones with conspiracy to embezzle union funds, making him the highest-ranking ex-union official to be ensnared in the Justice Department’s yearslong corruption probe. Mr. Jones, who led the UAW through contract negotiations late last year with the Detroit car makers and a 40-day strike at General Motors Co., is alleged to have been a part of a group of senior UAW leaders who embezzled more than $1 million to pay for private villas, liquor, golf and other luxuries, according to charging documents filed with a Michigan federal court and made...
  • Rapid Response Team Debuts at UAW-Related Protests (Oberlin College)

    03/01/2020 9:32:15 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 14 replies
    The Oberlin Review ^ | 28 February | Alexa Stevens
    President Carmen Twillie Ambar’s Feb. 18 announcement that the College is formally considering outsourcing 108 dining and custodial jobs currently held by United Automobile Worker union members incited a campus-wide conversation and student-led protests and demonstrations. As activism in support of UAW continues, the College is in the midst of considering how best to approach its relationship with student activists. One approach taken by the Division of Student Life is to assemble a Rapid Response Team, meant to engage with student activism on campus in a constructive way. The team intends to inform students about different demonstration policies — such...
  • Behind a U.A.W. Crisis: Lavish Meals and Luxury Villas (perks like a $6,500 steak dinner and golf outings and gear costing $80,000)

    12/26/2019 4:43:17 AM PST · by karpov · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2019 | Noam Scheiber and Neal E. Boudette
    On a single day in December 2015, Gary Jones, who resigned last month as president of the United Automobile Workers, spent more than $13,000 of the union’s money at a cigar store in Arizona. His purchases included a dozen $268 boxes of Ashton Double Magnums and a dozen boxes of Ashton Monarchs at $274.50 each. “Hi Gary, Thank you & Happy New Year,” read a handwritten note from the store. The purchases, documented by a federal complaint filed against a union leader in September, were part of more than $60,000 in cigars and cigar paraphernalia that Mr. Jones and other...
  • Ford to add 3,000 jobs in the Detroit area, invest $1.45B

    12/17/2019 9:45:03 AM PST · by McGruff · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 12/17/2019 | TOM KRISHER
    Ford Motor Co. is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area and investing $1.45 billion to build new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles. The company said Tuesday that about $750 million will go the Michigan Assembly Plant in the Detroit suburb of Wayne, where 2,700 jobs will be added during the next three years. Another $700 million will be invested in the truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, where 300 new jobs will be added. Hiring will begin next year.
  • GM Hits Fiat Chrysler with Bombshell Corruption Lawsuit

    11/21/2019 8:58:43 AM PST · by fishtank · 14 replies
    IEN ^ | 11-21-19 | Alex Shanahan, Anna Wells
    GM Hits Fiat Chrysler with Bombshell Corruption Lawsuit by Alex Shanahan, Anna Wells 11-21-2019 "GM says Fiat Chrysler has been in cahoots with the UAW for years, and it's cost them billions."
  • California to stop buying GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler vehicles over emissions fight

    11/18/2019 12:41:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 110 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2019 | David Shepardson (editing by Tom Brown)
    California said on Monday it will halt all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler and other automakers backing President Donald Trump in a battle to strip the state of authority to regulate tailpipe emissions. Between 2016 and 2018, California purchased $58.6 million in vehicles from General Motors Corp, $55.8 million from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $10.6 million from Toyota Motor Corp and $9 million from Nissan Motor Co. Last month, GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and members of the Global Automakers trade association backed the Trump administration's effort to bar California from setting tailpipe...
  • UAW President Goes on Leave as Feds Probe Union for Corruption

    11/03/2019 10:07:10 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 29 replies
    et ^ | 11/02.2019 | Zachery Stieber
    United Auto Workers President Gary Jones is going on leave amid a federal probe into corruption at the top of the union. Jones “has asked for a leave of absence,” the union, known as UAW, said in a statement on Saturday.
  • Dem Candidates Pander to Striking Autoworkers to Court Union Vote (Naturally)

    10/20/2019 6:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2019 | Mike Palicz
    In an apparent pandering competition to win the favor of union voters, Democratic presidential candidates used the Ohio debate stage to blast General Motors on Tuesday night, blaming the automaker for the month-long strike with the United Auto Workers union.On the morning of the debate, reports had broken that GM and UAW leadership had reached a tentative agreement to end the month-long strike that impacted some 175,000 workers and cost GM roughly $1.2 billion. But reports of a possible end to the strike didn’t prevent Democratic candidates from forgoing their chance to bash the corporation and virtue-signal their support for...
  • GM, UAW agree on tentative labor contract that could end a monthlong strike by 48,000 workers

    10/16/2019 9:28:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2019 Published an hour ago Updated Moments Ago | Michael Wayland
    Key Points The deal is likely about two weeks away from being finalized. It still needs approval from local union leaders and GM’s 48,000 UAW members, who’ve been on strike since Sept. 16. The monthlong work stoppage is the UAW’s longest strike against GM since 1970. DETROIT — General Motors and union leaders have reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract that could end the United Auto Workers’ monthlong strike against the automaker, the UAW said Wednesday. Details of the proposed deal were not immediately available. However, the union’s roughly 48,000 members with GM are expected to receive...
  • GM stops paying for health care coverage for striking UAW members

    09/23/2019 2:37:35 PM PDT · by matt04 · 55 replies
    General Motors is playing hardball with striking UAW members. The company is pulling the plug on the healthcare coverage effective Tuesday, Sept. 17. That means the tab will have to be picked up by the union for workers to continue coverage. The same fund that pays workers $250 a week strike pay, and there's a total $750 million in the fund. “How I look at it is, we’re here for the company, we were here for them during all the downturns," said Stephanie Carpenter, a 22-year employee of GM who was picketing in front of the company's headquarters Tuesday. "They...