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UAW agrees to monitor, voting changes after corruption probe

Rory Gamble
Posted at 6:24 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 18:24:36-05

DETROIT (AP) — 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 holds off a possible federal takeover of the 400,000-member union.

The monitor will stay in place for six years.

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.