UAW president, U.S. Attorney to begin negotiations over reform of union

Posted at 9:44 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 18:45:37-04

(WXYZ) — United Auto Workers Union President Rory Gamble and U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider will meet at the end of the month to begin negotiations to further the cause of reform in the UAW.


Both men will meet on June 30 in Detroit to discuss mechanisms and protections to eliminate corruption.

According to a news release, they seek to work together to restore the trust and confidence of the UAW's membership in the union's ability to represent them and their interests.

“I look forward to working with President Gamble to achieve what I hope will be a joint effort to resolve some of the serious issues that the UAW has faced over the past several years,” Schneider said. “The UAW’s membership deserves our concerted push to bring about significant and important reforms.”

“Today’s joint announcement of our upcoming meeting is another step toward building on the many reforms we have already enacted. I look forward to discussing with U.S. Attorney Schneider the many reforms we have already put in place and furthering our efforts on other ongoing reforms for the UAW and our members. I firmly believe we both have the same goal. As I have said from day one as President, my intent is to hand over to my successor a stronger, more effective and cleaner Union that UAW members will be proud of for generations to come, and I very much look forward to meeting with Mr. Schneider,” Gamble said in a statement.

Gamble took over as acting president after Gary Jones, the union's president, announced he was taking a leave of absence amid a federal investigation into the corruption of the union.

The federal government has been investigating fraud and misuse of funds at the UAW for more than two years.