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    UAW Region 1 director violated election rule related to retaliation, monitor finds

    November 4, 2022 // The head of a key UAW region violated an election rule prohibiting retaliation against a union member seeking international office when he denied his opponent a pass to this summer’s UAW convention in Detroit, according to a copy of a letter obtained by the Free Press. The letter, dated Saturday, said that UAW Region 1 Director James Harris waived his right to a hearing and “acknowledged that he inappropriately denied” a request for a pass by LaShawn English, his opponent in the UAW’s first direct election of top union leaders. Ballots for the election were mailed out beginning in mid-October, ahead of the Nov. 28 deadline to have them returned. The monitor notified Harris on Oct. 14 after concluding an investigation into the matter and issued a "formal admonishment to Director Harris for this conduct" on Saturday, according to the letter.