October 17, 2017

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Union Corruption: UAW and Auto Manufacturer Officials Allegedly Embezzled Millions in Union-Member Funds

Union corruption probes, unfortunately, continue to make headlines. One of the latest centers on a United Auto Workers (UAW) National Training Center in Michigan. There, a former executive has pled guilty to siphoning more than $4.5 million in funds that were to be used to train UAW members.

The man, who was controller, helped to “steer funds plane tickets, mortgage payments and other goods valued at more than $4.5 million to UAW Vice President General Holiefield, former Fiat Chrysler vice president Al Iacobelli and others,” according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. Several other individuals have been indicted. This is just the latest in a long line of scandals plaguing labor unions.

 

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David J. Pryzbylski became interested in labor relations early on in high school, having grown up next to several of the largest steel mills in the world. Fittingly, Mr. Pryzbylski now is a member of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Labor & Employment Department. Building on his life-long fascination with labor law, Mr. Pryzbylski concentrates his practice on traditional labor matters. Specifically, he routinely assists clients with developing union-avoidance training, drafting collective bargaining agreement provisions, developing collective bargaining negotiation strategies, decertifying...

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