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FILE - In a Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, then-United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams speaks during a roundtable with reporters in Detroit. Williams, the former president of the United Auto Workers, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, to an embezzlement scheme, saying he suspected that union dues were being used for golf, lodging and fancy meals but

Ex-UAW president pleads guilty in embezzlement scheme

Sep. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The former president of the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to an embezzlement scheme, saying he suspected that union dues were being used for golf, lodging and fancy meals but “deliberately looked away” and enjoyed the bounty. Dennis Williams is the latest senior...

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, then United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams speaks during a roundtable with reporters in Detroit. Williams has been charged with corruption, accused of conspiring with his successor and others to embezzle money for golf, vacation villas and fine dining. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Ex-UAW president charged with corruption in federal probe

Aug. 27, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former president of the United Auto Workers union was charged with corruption Thursday, accused of conspiring with his successor and others to embezzle money for golf, vacation villas and fine dining. Dennis Williams is the 15th person to be charged in an investigation of the senior ranks...

In this image from video, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

Whitmer touts Biden for auto rescue, rips Trump on virus

Aug. 18, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — “that woman from Michigan” — touted Joe Biden's work to rescue the auto industry and said he would rally the country to fight the coronavirus and not deny it like President Donald Trump has. The first-term battleground governor, who...

FILE - This May 27, 2019, file photo shows the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles world headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is denying allegations by General Motors that FCA used foreign bank accounts to bribe union officials so they would stick GM with higher labor costs. In court papers filed Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, the Italian-American automaker said GM was using court records to make “defamatory and baseless

Judge refuses to reconsider GM lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

Aug. 14, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

A federal judge in Detroit said Friday that he will not reconsider his July dismissal of General Motors’ racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. U.S. District Judge Paul Borman wrote in an opinion that new evidence presented by GM regarding bribes and foreign bank accounts “is too...

Salango endorsed by West Virginia teachers' union committee

Aug. 12, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Education Association's political action committee has endorsed Democratic candidate for governor Ben Salango. The committee made the announcement Tuesday. Salango, an attorney and Kanawha county commissioner, is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Jim...

Salango endorsed by W.Va. United Auto Workers

Aug. 11, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia chapter of the United Auto Workers has endorsed Democratic candidate for governor Ben Salango. The candidate made the announcement about the endorsement Monday. Salango, an attorney and Kanawha county commissioner, is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Jim...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 file photo, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA logo is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is denying allegations by General Motors that FCA used foreign bank accounts to bribe union officials so they would stick GM with higher labor costs. In court papers filed Monday,  Aug. 10, 2020 the Italian-American automaker said GM was using court records to make “defamatory and baseless

Fiat Chrysler calls GM's bribery allegations 'preposterous'

Aug. 10, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are “preposterous” and read like a script from a “third-rate spy movie,” FCA lawyers wrote in court documents filed Monday. GM, in a motion last week, alleged that Fiat Chrysler...

United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger gives his final speech to thousands of union members Monday, June 14, 2010 in Detroit. Gettelfinger is denying claims by General Motors that he took bribes paid into foreign bank accounts by Fiat Chrysler in order to stick GM with higher labor costs. Gettelfinger called the company's allegations a “malicious and utterly baseless attack” designed to cause as much harm as possible to the union. “I have never had control over any financial account in any foreign country, nor has any member of my family,

Ex-UAW chief says GM bribery claims are 'utterly baseless'

Aug. 4, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger is denying claims by General Motors that he took bribes paid into foreign bank accounts by Fiat Chrysler in order to stick GM with higher labor costs. Gettelfinger called the company's allegations a “malicious and utterly baseless...

FILE - Managers inform small groups of workers about new safety devices and measures taken at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plants of Atessa, in Central Italy, in a Monday, April 27, 2020 file photo. General Motors is asking a federal judge to reconsider dismissal of a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler based on new allegations that FCA bribed union and GM officials with millions stashed in secret foreign bank accounts. The allegations were made in a court motion filed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 by GM.  (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP, File)

GM alleges Fiat Chrysler spent millions to bribe UAW leaders

Aug. 3, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is asking a federal judge to reconsider his dismissal of a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler based on new allegations that FCA bribed union officials and GM employees with millions stashed in secret foreign bank accounts. GM alleges that bribes were paid to former United Auto...