The final amicable settlement announced last week between the U.S. Department of Justice and the UAW over a yearslong corruption probe is what justice is supposed to look like. Thanks to that settlement, UAW members will soon have the power to ensure that their union remains clean and accountable.
Both the union and U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider should be proud of what they've accomplished, and UAW members should feel secure that their union's leadership no longer includes a den of thieves and grifters.
Those who did wrong within the UAW's highest ranks are either in or on their way to prison, including its two immediate past presidents, Gary Jones and Dennis Williams. The probe remains open, Schneider said, but only insofar as it relates to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford Motor Co. The remaining leadership of the UAW has been cleared, he said.