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UAW agrees to changes in monitoring and voting after corruption probe

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Posted at 7:48 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 07:48:45-05

DETROIT — An independent monitor will watch the United Auto Workers' finances and members will decide how they pick future leaders under a reform agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office.

The deal was announced Monday in the wake of a wide-ranging federal probe into corruption.

It forestalls a federal takeover of the 400,000-member union.

The monitor will stay in place for six years unless all sides agree that it should end sooner.

The UAW has been in the throes of the bribery and embezzlement scandal for over five years.

The U.S. attorney in Detroit says the probe into the union is over, but investigators are still looking at unspecified individuals.