United Auto Workers is looking to get a leg up in its negotiations with General Motors — by going directly after the company’s charismatic boss.
Brass at the labor union — whose strike has idled 46,000 workers at 34 plants nationwide — has held high-level talks this week about staging a “no-confidence” vote on Chief Executive Mary Barra, The Post has learned.
The Post explains that the “no-confidence” vote carries no weight in negotiations.
Instead, however, “some members see it as an effective way to put pressure on 57-year-old Barra, who has burnished a reputation on Wall Street as a tough negotiator, according to sources briefed on the union’s thinking.”
Ironically, the tactic is being considered by a union that is mired in its own ongoing multi-year corruption scandal—a scandal that has seen some UAW leaders charged and imprisoned.
Additionally, the Detroit News stated earlier this month that both current UAW president Gary Jones and retired-UAW president Dennis Williams are both “unnamed officials” who helped “orchestrate the years-long conspiracy and spending UAW funds on personal luxuries.”
Rather than holding a “no-confidence” vote in GM’s CEO, the UAW members might want to consider holding “no-confidence” votes in their UAW leaders.
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Cross-posted from LaborUnionReport.com