One of Many UAW Corruption Hearings To Come Scheduled for Today

Gary Jones and Vance Pearson during happier times.

According to Fox Business, former-UAW Region 5 Director Vance Pearson is scheduled for preliminary hearing involving his alleged corruption while serving as a UAW Director.

Region 5 covered the states of: Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Alaska, Washington, and Hawaii. The UAW International Executive Board voted on December 5, 2019 to divide all of UAW Region 5 states between Regions 4 and 8.

From FOX Business:

“Pearson had been on leave since early October. He is accused of embezzlement, fraud, filing false reports and conspiracy. He is the 10th person charged in an investigation of the Detroit-based union’s finances.”

“The case against Pearson is part of a larger investigation of UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that has gone on since 2015 and has already resulted in several convictions. Many of these have been related to UAW officials improperly receiving things of value from Fiat Chrysler, and another involved a UAW official taking kickbacks from vendors in exchange for union contracts.”

The absolute power of monopoly bargaining coupled with forced-union dues creates a breeding ground for corruption, and leaves few shocked when union corruption is frequently exposed.