TO THE EDITOR:
Regarding “Plea deal widens UAW-FCA scandal,” Jan. 29: I have been a proud UAW member for over 40 years. I have been involved in bargaining UAW contracts for over 25 years. Working closely with the UAW International Union, I have experienced many hardworking, honest individuals and have observed the finest union contracts evolve through outstanding bargaining over this period. If there is a better contract for workers, I haven’t read it.
It saddens me to see the UAW torn apart as a result of select corruption within the FCA-UAW organization. I hope those found guilty receive their just reward.
As for General Motors and Ford, I think it is a disgrace for those to publicly crucify certain individuals, ruin reputations, taint the names of said organizations, all in the name of allegations. If and when someone from GM and Ford or the UAW bargaining committees is found guilty, then I hope they, too, receive their just reward. Until then, innocent until proven guilty!
TERRY EVERMAN, Vassar, Mich. The writer is a past UAW local bargaining committee chairman.