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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:18 PM

UAW board acts to remove union president Gary Jones from office amid corruption probe

Source: CNBC

DETROIT — The executive board of the United Auto Workers has started the process of removing President Gary Jones from his position and the union.

Jones took a leave of absence from the union on Nov. 3, days after being implicated as part of a multiyear federal investigation into corruption in the UAW. Jones has not been charged by U.S. prosecutors, but federal agents raided his home in August.

The union on Wednesday said all acting members of the UAW International Executive Board supported the move to file charges under the union’s constitution to remove Jones as well as Vance Pearson from their elected positions and expel them from the union. Pearson is a regional director who was charged with embezzling union funds, among other crimes, in September.

“This is a somber day, but our UAW Constitution has provided the necessary tools to deal with these charges,” UAW Acting President Rory Gamble said in a statement. “We are committed at the UAW to take all necessary steps including continuing to implement ethics reforms and greater financial controls to prevent these type of charges from ever happening again.”



Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/20/uaw-board-moves-to-remove-union-president-gary-jones-from-office.html



Per AP: Jones just resigned, effective immediately.

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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:18 PM

1. He needs to pay back all the $$$ he stole from the members

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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:30 PM

2. He needs to be held accountable.

S**t like this gives unions a bad name. And with record inequality unions are need now more than even.

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