On July 15, 2020 National Right to Work Committee President Mark Mix sent a letter to Joe Biden urging Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden to disavow all support he has received from United Auto Workers (UAW) union leaders.
The UAW has been recently embroiled in a corruption scandal where a number of senior officials of the UAW pled guilty to the federal crimes which include embezzlement, racketeering, and labor law violations.
Former UAW President Gary Jones pled guilty a few months ago and admitted to “scheming with at least six [. . . ] union officials” to spend north of a million dollars in union treasury money. Much of this money comes from forced dues seized from workers in states without Right-to-Work protections.
U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider has led the investigation against the UAW. Schneider said that UAW higher-up’s inability to cooperate will likely end up with the government taking over the union. This scenario took place with the Teamsters over 30 years ago.
In the letter, Mix argued that UAW officials are deliberately acting in a slow manner in order to “run out the clock” on “the Trump Justice Department, in the hopes that your [Biden} administration will let them off the hook.”
The labor watchdog leader pointed out that it’s no surprise why union bosses are spending millions to get Biden elected.
Mix alluded to “UAW President Rory Gamble’s enthusiastic endorsement” of Biden’s presidential campaign back in April as proof of Big Labor’s ultimate goal to avoid a federal investigation.
Mix concluded by calling on Biden to “disavow the support of these UAW kingpins, and to return any funds they have contributed to your campaign.”
The investigation has already produced convictions of at least 14 people, which includes 11 people connected to the UAW. After FBI raids were conducted at Jones’ and other UAW officials’ home, loads of cash and luxury items were discovered. These items were acquired through forced union dues.
The letter can be read here.