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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, Rory Gamble, acting head of the United Auto Workers union, answers questions in Southfield, Mich. A federal prosecutor and the United Auto Workers president are looking at using an independent monitor to make sure that a wide-ranging union corruption scandal never happens again. The monitor was one option discussed during a two-hour meeting Tuesday between UAW President Gamble and Matthew Schneider, the U.S. Attorney in Detroit, according to a joint statement. The meeting was held as the union tries to reform itself and hold off a possible federal takeover. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

UAW, prosecutor consider a monitor for avoiding corruption

Jun. 30, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal prosecutor and the United Auto Workers president are looking at using an independent monitor to make sure that a wide-ranging union corruption scandal never happens again. The monitor was one option discussed during a two-hour meeting Tuesday between UAW President Rory Gamble and...

FILE - In a  Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, United Auto Workers union president Dennis Williams speaks to reporters in Detroit. Williams, former president of the United Auto Workers, has reimbursed the union for $55,000 worth of inappropriate travel expenses, the union said Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Ex-UAW president repays union $55k for travel expenses

Jun. 29, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former president of the United Auto Workers has reimbursed the union for $55,000 worth of inappropriate travel expenses, the union says. Dennis Williams repaid the money after an independent review of spending, the union said Monday. Efforts to reach Williams Monday were not successful. A...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra speaks during the opening of GM's contract talks with the United Auto Workers in Detroit. A federal judge took a remarkable step Tuesday, June 23, 2020, by ordering the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to meet and settle a lawsuit over whether one company got a competitive edge over the other when union leaders were showered with cash and other perks. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Judge orders GM, Fiat Chrysler CEOs to meet, settle lawsuit

Jun. 23, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge took a remarkable step Tuesday by ordering the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to meet and settle a lawsuit over whether one company got a competitive edge over the other when union leaders were showered with cash and other perks. GM has accused Fiat Chrysler of...

FILE - In this June 6, 2020, file photo, a protester lies down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during a protest at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers have taken a first step toward banning police officers from placing their knees on the necks of people being detained in the type of chokehold used by a Minnesota police officer in the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

The Latest: Oregon deputies accused of pinning child by neck

Jun. 18, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Lawsuit: Oregon boy, 12, pinned to ground by deputies with knee to his neck. — Denver officer won't be prosecuted in fatal shooting of black man. — Utah lawmakers vote to ban knee-to-neck chokeholds by police. — University of Florida ending “gator bait”...

FILE - In this March 5, 2020 file photo, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Matthew Schneider announces charges against Gary Jones, former president of the International United Auto Workers Union in Detroit. Rory Gamble, the head of the United Auto Workers will meet this month with Schneider in Detroit to discuss potential changes for the union following a wide-ranging corruption probe. Schneider has floated the idea of the government taking control of the union and has pushed for letting each member vote on its leadership. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, File)

Auto workers chief, prosecutor to discuss reforming union

Jun. 15, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The head of the United Auto Workers will meet this month with the U.S. attorney in Detroit to discuss potential changes for the union following a wide-ranging corruption probe. Matthew Schneider, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, has floated the idea of the government...

FILE - In a Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams speaks during a roundtable with reporters in Detroit. The United Auto Workers says it has accepted an offer on a lakefront house in northern Michigan, three months after federal prosecutors warned that it could be confiscated as part of a corruption investigation. Cabin 4 at a union conference center on Black Lake was being built for former union President Dennis Williams, who retired in 2018.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

UAW to sell lake home built for ex-president under scrutiny

Jun. 10, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers said it has accepted an offer on a lakefront house in northern Michigan, three months after federal prosecutors warned that it could be confiscated as part of a corruption investigation. Cabin 4 at a UAW conference center on Black Lake was being built for former union...

In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, robots weld the bed of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouched by the virus outbreak.
Yet the return from a two-month production shutdown hasn’t gone quite according to plan.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Infected workers, parts shortages slow auto factory restarts

May. 31, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouched by the virus outbreak. Yet the return from a two-month production shutdown hasn’t gone...

President Donald Trump holds a face mask in his left hand as speaks during a tour of Ford's Rawsonville Components Plant that has been converted to making personal protection and medical equipment, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Ypsilanti, Mich. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pandemic politics: Maskless Trump tours Michigan Ford plant

May. 21, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Pandemic politics shadowed President Donald Trump's trip to Michigan on Thursday as he highlighted lifesaving medical devices, with the president and officials from the electoral battleground state clashing over federal aid, mail-in ballots and face masks. Trump visited...