The United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Wednesday it has filed charges under its bylaws against its president, accusing him of "false, misleading and inaccurate expense records" and saying those charges could lead to his removal from his elected office and expulsion from the union. The UAW said it had filed charges under Article 30 of its constitution against Gary Jones, who has been linked to an ongoing corruption probe by U.S. federal officials. Earlier this month the union said Jones was taki
The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting president.
Federal agents on Wednesday searched the suburban Detroit home of the president of the United Auto Workers, apparently another step in a corruption investigation that has netted labor leaders and auto industry officials, and soiled the union's reputation during contract talks with U.S. car companies. The UAW criticized the extraordinary search of Gary Jones' home in Canton Township, insisting it has fully cooperated with authorities. "President Jones is determined to uncover and address any an