Union Members File Class-Action Suit against United Auto Workers, Fiat Chrysler

By Higgins, Sean | Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The, January 31, 2018 | Go to article overview

Union Members File Class-Action Suit against United Auto Workers, Fiat Chrysler


Higgins, Sean, Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The


Three Fiat Chrysler workers in Detroit have filed a class-action suit against the auto manufacturer and their union, United Auto Workers, seeking refunds of all of their membership dues from 2009 through 2015. The workers say the manufacturer bribed the union leaders, tainting their collective bargaining agreements.

The lawsuit follows a guilty plea last week by Alphons Iacobelli, formerly the automaker's vice president of labor relations for its North American division, to two corruption charges related to siphoning off $4.5 million in funds intended for a worker training center jointly managed by the company and the union. As part of his plea agreement with the Justice Department, Iacobelli said he and other company executives illicitly paid UAW leaders $1.5 million to sway union contract negotiations the company's way, even "scripting" union officials on what to say.

"Everyone paid dues, but no one knew what was going on. We know [now] it went on for years," Raymond Sterling, a Bloomfield Hills attorney representing the workers, told the Detroit News. The lawsuit is based on Iacobelli's testimony and seeks potentially hundreds of millions of dollars. A judge must certify the case for it to move forward as a class action on behalf of UAW members.

Between 2009-2014 Iacobelli and UAW Vice President General Holiefield were the top officials at their respective organizations in charge of negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Last year the Justice Department charged Iacobelli with using $1 million in funds intended for a jointly run worker training center to buy a Ferrari sports car and charter a private jet, among other indulgences. …

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