UAW official charged with embezzlement to appear in U.S. court


DETROIT (Reuters) – A former United Auto Workers board member charged with conspiring with other union leaders to embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars of rank-and-file members’ dues is scheduled to appear in federal court in Detroit on Tuesday.

The court appearance of Vance Pearson, 58, comes just days after General Motors Co filed a racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) in connection with a spreading corruption probe, accusing its rival of bribing UAW officials to gain advantages at GM’s expense.

Would it be better to end the UAW CBA and negotiate with another union, or possibly even drop union monopolies over GM workers altogether and use your personnel department to deal with personnel rather than UAW union bosses?