The Justice Department is now going after Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers for a corruption scheme both attributed to rogue leaders.
The United Auto Workers are campaigning to disrupt operations for luxury carmaker Tesla in New York.
Another senior union official has been charged in connection to a bribery scandal at Fiat Chrysler.
A veteran autoworker has launched a new group to encourage reform at his former union.
Terry Bowman, a Ford line worker who spent decades as a dues-paying member of the United Auto Workers union, has long criticized the labor organization for its political activities. He is now attempting to take that criticism nationwide with the group Moving Unions Forward.
Labor unions are pressuring California lawmakers to curb tax breaks on electric vehicles in an effort to punish Tesla Motors for resisting a unionization campaign.
United Auto Workers (UAW) president Dennis Williams called the bribery allegations brought against the widow of a former union executive “appalling,” adding that they may have led Nissan workers to reject unionization, but denied that they reflect the larger organization.
The United Auto Workers union has turned to federal labor regulators to boost its campaign in the south after workers overwhelmingly rejected its bid to unionize a Mississippi plant.
The indictment of a former union executive’s wife in a federal bribery investigation could complicate the United Auto Workers’ quest to unionize a Nissan factory in right to work Mississippi.
The wife of a former union executive and a former vice president at Fiat Chrysler have been indicted for allegedly violating federal labor law in connection to a bribery investigation.
United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams said he is confident the union will win a historic election in right-to-work Mississippi.