World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 02 Apr, 2021 04:45 am

United Auto Workers executives received massive payout in 2020 as COVID-19 ravaged auto plants

United Auto Workers executives received massive payout in 2020 as COVID-19 ravaged auto plants
The latest US Department of Labor report for 2020 filed by the UAW shows that it increased both its income and assets even as its membership declined amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Others of note include Terry Dittes, vice president for GM ($231,614); Cindy Estrada, vice president for Stellantis/Fiat Chrysler ($220,506); and Gerald Kariem, vice president for Ford ($221,893).Justin and Derek Jewell, the sons of convicted former UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell, earned $140,000 each in annual salary in 2020 as “servicing reps.” Three former UAW officials who sat on the CHR board of directors, including former Vice President Joe Ashton, have been convicted on corruption charges.The latest US Department of Labor report for 2020 filed by the United Auto Workers shows that it increased both its income and assets even as its membership declined amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

” But the income and assets listed on the official Labor Department filing are only a fraction of the assets and income of the UAW.The increase in the UAW’s assets and income has taken place during a year in which autoworkers have been subject to unprecedented threats to the lives of themselves, family and friends through exposure to the coronavirus in the auto plants.

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