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U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and UAW President Rory Gamble Meet to Discuss Reform of the UAW

U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and UAW President Rory Gamble jointly announce that they had a productive and helpful first meeting to begin negotiations to further the cause of reform in the United Auto Workers union. U.S. Attorney Schneider welcomed the opportunity to sit down with the UAW’s President in order to work together toward improving the union for all its members. President Gamble appreciated the chance to meet with the Department of Justice so as to further his efforts at reforming the organization and to ensure integrity in the union’s leadership. During the meeting, President Gamble and representatives of the ... Read more

Update on Reforms

Brothers and Sisters, When I accepted the office of the presidency, I pledged to keep you updated on all of our reforms and progress on restoring our member’s trust in leadership. As you know, we have instituted a comprehensive reforms agenda and top-to-bottom review of our operations and financial house. One of the many reforms we promised to our membership was to work very hard to return any dues dollars that were inappropriately spent. I am very pleased to report today that upon discovering, through our independent review process, that former president Dennis Williams had received travel expenses that were ... Read more

UAW Implements Ethics Reform Priorities with Hiring of First-Ever Ethics Officer and Activation of Confidential Ethics Hotline

Wilma Liebman Hired as Chief Ethics Officer Ethics Advisory Committee Announced DETROIT – UAW President Rory L. Gamble and the International Executive Board (IEB) announced the appointment today of Wilma Liebman as the Union’s first-ever external Ethics Officer. Liebman is a distinguished public servant and expert in labor policy who served as the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board under President Barack Obama from 2009-2011, having previously been appointed as a member of the NLRB by both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush beginning in 1997. Additionally, the UAW has launched a new confidential Ethics Hotline for union ... Read more

Message to Members from Rory Gamble on Reforms

To UAW Members: I would first like to thank you for what you have done for this union. We are only as strong as our members, and I am so humbled to represent you. We have a big task ahead of us, but I am confident that we will succeed.   In my first message, I said that I would communicate with you and keep you updated on major initiatives. The International Executive Board entrusted me to take this union forward and address the misconduct that has come to light, and I take that charge very seriously. I know you ... Read more

United Auto Workers Acting President Rory Gamble Enacts Immediate Nationwide Ethics Reforms

New Ethics Reforms Will Include Stringent Monetary Controls Detroit, MI—United Auto Workers (UAW) Acting President Rory Gamble has announced the initiation of widespread ethics reforms. These reforms make clear the UAW is committed to establishing the right mechanisms and safeguards to protect the union from corruption and misfeasance. “When the United Auto Workers union was created more than 84 years ago, it was built on the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; that together we are stronger than any one person alone. And this is still true today,” said Gamble. “As the acting president, ... Read more

A message from UAW acting President Rory Gamble

Brothers and Sisters, This will be the first of many messages to you my Brothers and Sisters. I would like to start this message by saying that I am so humbled to be appointed Acting President of this union by the International Executive Board. And I want to stress how proud I am of you, our membership. I am honored to represent some of the hardest working, creative and caring workforces in this nation. I am here because of you, to work for you and to work alongside you. And our hard-working International Representatives are here to represent you as ... Read more