The alleged activity of these individuals, which has led to indictment of one former national UAW leader, is appalling, highly unusual and goes against the fundamental values of transparency and accountability the UAW has upheld for more than 80 years.
This activity did not involve UAW membership dues money, but rather Chrysler money that funds the National Training Center (NTC). Fortunately, the UAW has a long-standing, strict system of transparency and accountability to prevent individuals from misusing members’ dues money. The Union has worked actively with Chrysler to see that financial protections and oversight are in place to prevent this type of thing from occurring again at the NTC. Last fall, after indictments were issued in the UAW-Chrysler NTC investigation, the federal government began an inquiry into the joint program centers the UAW has established through collective bargaining.