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REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File PhotoA former president of the United Auto Workers, Gary Jones, on Thursday was sentenced to 28 months in jail for embezzling union funds as part of a larger federal probe into corruption in the union. Jones, who pleaded guilty last June to charges he embezzled more than $1 million, appeared in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Thursday. On Thursday morning, Jones pleaded for mercy from Judge Paul Borman and again apologized to the union and its members. read moreThe UAW said Jones' sentencing brings to a close a "very dark chapter" in the union's history. Jones' predecessor as head of the UAW, Dennis Williams, pleaded guilty to embezzlement of union funds in September and was sentenced to 21 months in prison last month.
Persons: Gary Jones, Rebecca Cook, Jones, Judge Paul Borman, " Jones, Saima Mohsin, Dennis Williams Organizations: United Auto Workers, National Association of, Advancement for Colored, REUTERS, UAW, Internal Revenue Service, U.S, Eastern, Eastern District of Michigan Locations: Detroit , Michigan, U.S, Detroit, Corsicana , Texas, Eastern District, United States
Second UAW president sentenced to 28 months in prison in union corruption probe
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Michael Wayland | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
Gary Jones, the newly-elected President of the United Auto Workers (UAW), addresses the 37th UAW Constitutional Convention June14, 2018 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Gary Jones is the second UAW president to be sentenced as part of a multiyear corruption probe into the prominent American labor union. His sentencing is among the last in the multiyear corruption probe, which has tarnished the union's reputation, created mistrust among its members and led to federal oversight of the UAW. During the hearing, Jones spoke quickly and somewhat emotionally as he apologized to the court, his family and UAW members. "I failed [my family], and I failed the UAW," he said before asking and pleading the judge for his mercy in sentencing.
Persons: Gary Jones, Dennis Williams, Jones Organizations: United Auto Workers, UAW, Convention, Cobo Center, Fiat Chrysler Locations: Detroit , Michigan, DETROIT
As electric vehicles take to the road in greater numbers — displacing their gas-powered ancestors — Ford is changing up its priorities. This shift has some auto workers worried that they might be out of a job, left behind by a new technology whose production could require less of a human touch. Workers build Ford F-150 trucks at one of the automaker's assembly plants. Ford's 55,000 workers emerged from a short negotiation with assurances that their jobs weren't going anywhere, although that was before the pandemic. The new Bronco, with two- and four-door models built in the USA, is accounting for 2,100 of the jobs that Ford has added since the new UAW contract was signed.
Persons: Ford, — Ford, Kumar Galhotra, Gary Jones, Rory Gamble, Jim Hackett, Hackett, Jim Farley, Galhotra, Tesla Organizations: UAW, Ford, United Auto Workers, Americas, International Markets Group, Workers, Associated Press, GM Locations: USA, Rouge, Michigan, America, Wayne , MI
As electric vehicles take to the road in greater numbers — displacing their gas-powered ancestors — Ford is changing up its priorities. This shift has some auto workers worried that they might be out of a job, left behind by a new technology whose production could require less of a human touch. Workers build Ford F-150 trucks at one of the automaker's assembly plants. Ford's 55,000 workers emerged from a short negotiation with assurances that their jobs weren't going anywhere, although that was before the pandemic. The new Bronco, with two- and four-door models built in the USA, is accounting for 2,100 of the jobs that Ford has added since the new UAW contract was signed.
Persons: Ford, — Ford, Kumar Galhotra, Gary Jones, Rory Gamble, Jim Hackett, Hackett, Jim Farley, Galhotra, Tesla Organizations: UAW, Ford, United Auto Workers, Americas, International Markets Group, Workers, Associated Press, GM Locations: USA, Rouge, Michigan, America, Wayne , MI
U.S. to announce settlement with UAW to reform union
  + stars: | 2020-12-14 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.90   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: United Auto Workers (UAW) acting president Rory Gamble speaks to Reuters from his office in Southfield, Michigan, U.S. November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca CookDETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit said on Monday it will announce a civil settlement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to “reform the union” after a corruption probe ensnared two former union presidents. U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and UAW International President Rory Gamble will announce the proposed civil settlement with the UAW at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) in Detroit. Schneider’s office has charged 15 former UAW officials as part of its investigation, and former presidents Gary Jones and Dennis Williams both have pleaded guilty to embezzling union funds.
Persons: Rory Gamble, Rebecca Cook DETROIT, Matthew Schneider, Gary Jones, Dennis Williams Organizations: United Auto Workers, UAW, Reuters, REUTERS, Attorney’s Locations: Southfield , Michigan, U.S, Detroit
WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) -The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit said Monday the United Auto Workers (UAW) union has agreed to independent oversight to resolve a five-year federal corruption investigation that ensnared two former UAW presidents. FILE PHOTO: United Auto Workers (UAW) acting president Rory Gamble speaks to Reuters from his office in Southfield, Michigan, U.S. November 6, 2019. Gamble was appointed president in November 2019 when his predecessor Jones was forced out after being linked to the corruption inquiry. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating allegations of illegal payoffs to UAW officials by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) NV. That inquiry led to rival automaker General Motors Co filing a lawsuit against FCA last year, accusing the Italian-American company’s executives of bribing UAW officials to secure labor agreements that put GM at a disadvantage.
Persons: Rory Gamble, Rebecca Cook, Matthew Schneider, Schneider, ” Schneider, Gary Jones, Dennis Williams, Gamble, Jones Organizations: Attorney’s, United Auto Workers, UAW, Reuters, REUTERS, Big, U.S . Justice Department, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, American company’s Locations: WASHINGTON, DETROIT, Detroit, Southfield , Michigan, U.S, Italian, American
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