Exclusive details about UAW negotiations with the feds

Robert Snell
The Detroit News

Federal prosecutors envision a prolonged period of oversight to eradicate widespread corruption within the United Auto Workers.

Sources familiar with closed-door negotiations between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the UAW reveal a possible path forward for one of the nation’s largest unions mired in a years-long corruption scandal. That path would be costly and long, according to exclusive details about the government’s initial proposal obtained by The Detroit News. 

The negotiations are aimed at eliminating widespread corruption within the top ranks of UAW leaders who embezzled more than $1 million, broke labor laws and spent member dues on liquor, vacations, clothes and other personal items.

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