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Narrow win adds to challenges for new UAW President Shawn Fain
March 28, 2023 // Curry’s team argued that “tens of thousands of ballots” were returned to the union as undeliverable and questioned whether the monitor’s office made “all reasonable efforts” to ensure those members could vote. They also called into question the validity of Daniel Vicente’s victory as director of Region 9, which represents workers in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Curry argued that Vicente was not able to run because he had not paid the dues necessary to be a UAW member in good standing until after the original November vote. Curry also said campaign rules were not consistently enforced and that campaign donations to his opponent came from employers with whom the union has a bargaining relationship, which would be against the rules. The monitor dismissed Curry’s calls for a new election, although it’s unclear if he’ll take additional steps to challenge the results. In the meantime, Fain will have to build out his staff within a UAW bureaucracy he criticized as a candidate. According to a transition memo first reported by the Detroit Free Press, he plans big shakeups within the union’s staff.
UAW delegates, in departure from past, make nominations for top offices
July 28, 2022 // For the first time, delegates from union locals around the country walked to microphones and nominated candidates for the union’s top offices, including president, secretary-treasurer and vice president. They didn’t actually pick the leaders. That will happen later this year when members get to cast ballots, a result of the changes brought about by the consent decree with the government resulting from the corruption scandal. Margaret Mock, LaShawn English, Brian Keller, Jim Coakley, John Guinan, Frank Stuglin,
Opinion: The UAW’s Culture of Corruption
July 25, 2022 // The settlement came after a yearslong investigation found top union officials guilty of embezzling hundreds of thousands of members’ dues money and other funds to bankroll leaders’ opulent lifestyles. Court documents describe parties with top-shelf liquor and stays at five-star resorts. mishandling of a sum of cash,