The UAW chose a new leader to oversee the embattled FCA department


The UAW chose a new leader to oversee the embattled FCA department

The UAW international executive board has elected east coast regional director Terry Dittes as its latest vice President.

Dittes will be responsible for the supervision and the UAW, 58, fiat, Chrysler division, the department is involved in a federal corruption probe, involving millions of dollars in joint training center, is said to be attracted by trade unions and company officials.

Dittes replaced Norwood Jewell, who took effect on December 31, about six months before his first four-year term ended.

Dittes joined the union in 1978 and was elected in November as part of a new candidate to run in the UAW “constituent assembly” in June. Until then, he will serve the remainder of Jewell’s term.

60-year-old Jewell has not been publicly named in the federal bureau of investigation, has not been charged, but in August to the Detroit news “reported that he received $2180 in training center union funds to buy shotguns as a birthday gift.

United airlines said Jewell paid the money after it discovered it had been bought with a training fund.

The federal bureau of investigation, said jay el’s predecessor, the late general holyfield, and FCA, former chief negotiator Alphonse aqua, thanks to the (Alphons Iacobelli), was a key figure in suspected of illegal activity. The case has resulted in four criminal charges, including Iacobelli and Holiefield’s legacy, Monica Morgan.

Federal investigation initially focused on the FCA – the training center of the union, but later expanded to ford and general motors (gm) similar training center, the training center are paid for by automakers, as part of the union of collective bargaining agreement.

Last month, the UAW President Dennis Williams (Dennis Williams), said the union will survive in this test, and practise in the UAW area director and accountant Gary Jones (Gary Jones) replace Williams, he is expected to the union during the constitutional convention,

“Over the years, the UAW has experienced a lot of wind and waves, experienced bad economic times, prolonged strikes, ruthless and vicious organizational drivers,” Williams said. “We have also weathered some of our well-intentioned investigations.”



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