Gary Jones, the newly-elected President of the United Auto Workers (UAW), addresses the 37th UAW Constitutional Convention June14, 2018 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.
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United Auto Workers’ President Gary Jones will take a leave of absence effective Sunday after a vote by the union’s executive board, amid a widening federal corruption probe into the union.
“The UAW is fighting tooth and nail to ensure our members have a brighter future. I do not want anything to distract from the mission. I want to do what’s best for the members of this great union,” Jones said Saturday.
The union has been rocked by a federal corruption amid high stakes labor contract…