The UAW's 37th constitutional convention last week produced a new slate of leaders who will be responsible for moving the union past a major corruption scandal and reaching a new labor agreement with the Detroit 3 next year.
UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada is moving over to steer bargaining at the union's Fiat Chrysler department from the GM department. Vice president Terry Dittes, who has overseen the union's FCA department since January, was appointed head of the UAW's GM department.
Federal prosecutors labeled Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the UAW co-conspirators in the corruption scandal surrounding the UAW-FCA training center, according to a document obtained by The Detroit News.
A Tesla employee organizing a union was asked by a supervisor and company security guards to leave the factory after handing out pro-union flyers, the worker testified at an NLRB hearing over whether Tesla violated federal safeguards for employee activity.
The UAW-Chrysler National Training Center, embroiled in a multimillion-dollar federal corruption scandal, sued two former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles officials and a union leader's widow Friday to recover more than $4.4 million in embezzled funds.
Elon Musk, barely a month after his behavior on an earnings call shook investor confidence, hit out on Twitter with a series of combative posts this week, leaving many scratching their heads at best and prompting scrutiny from labor regulators at worst.
In a complaint, the UAW alleges that Tesla CEO Elon Musk violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening to take away employee stock options in retaliation for engaging in protected union activity.
Total membership in the UAW rose 3.6 percent year-over-year to 430,871 in 2017, marking the eighth consecutive year that the union saw an increase in total membership, according to an annual filing with the U.S. Department of Labor.