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    UAW to Hire Ethics Officer and Implement Rules due to Corruption in its Ranks

    The acting UAW president is hiring an ethics officer and implementing administrative rules due to corruption in its ranks: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/bu...er/4180152002/

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    Re: UAW to Hire Ethics Officer and Implement Rules due to Corruption in its Ranks

    If the role is treated with respect within the UAW then it can have some impact as the role should be looking at expenditures and why they are taking place. However, the UAW should already have an internal audit department that should already be doing that....

    My gut tells me this is like the mafia installing an ethics director within their organization...

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    Re: UAW to Hire Ethics Officer and Implement Rules due to Corruption in its Ranks

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    If the role is treated with respect within the UAW then it can have some impact as the role should be looking at expenditures and why they are taking place. However, the UAW should have an internal audit department that should already be doing that....

    My gut tells me this is like the mafia installing an ethics director within their organization...


    From afar - it seems as though some UAW members and/or board members realize the union was rife with corruption and theft. I suspect these drastic measures are an attempt to stave-off Federal oversight, similar to what occurred with the Teamster’s Union.

    Since the theft and corruption reached the top of the UAW - it will be hard to eliminate the ingrained culture that exists, that permitted the corruption. The ongoing Federal criminal investigations are resulting in numerous convictions and indictments, which will help the UAW weed-out the crooks.

    It will be interesting to see if the UAW expels those involved - including those that have already been convicted of crimes.

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    Re: UAW to Hire Ethics Officer and Implement Rules due to Corruption in its Ranks

    A truly ethical person in this role would require the abolishment of the UAW, so obviously this is a fake position.
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    Re: UAW to Hire Ethics Officer and Implement Rules due to Corruption in its Ranks

    Quote Originally Posted by TruckMan View Post
    A truly ethical person in this role would require the abolishment of the UAW, so obviously this is a fake position.
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    If complete abolition of UAW (which is indeed the ideal solution) doesn't happen, the next best option is for UAW to hire llamas and goats for their entire executive staff. Those critters would behave more "ethically" than the human beings staffing the union's leadership positions currently.
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    Re: UAW to Hire Ethics Officer and Implement Rules due to Corruption in its Ranks

    I feel like if this role is going to actually do something, it would almost have to be an independent consultant/firm hired on to monitor from outside, but not get entangled with the day-to-day within. It needs to have that separation for any chance of making a difference.

    I'd say similar to independent auditors, but I've seen how corrupt that arena can be as well...
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    Re: UAW to Hire Ethics Officer and Implement Rules due to Corruption in its Ranks

    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    The acting UAW president is hiring an ethics officer and implementing administrative rules due to corruption in its ranks: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/bu...er/4180152002/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    If the role is treated with respect within the UAW then it can have some impact as the role should be looking at expenditures and why they are taking place. However, the UAW should already have an internal audit department that should already be doing that....

    My gut tells me this is like the mafia installing an ethics director within their organization...
    The fact that there's no existing internal audit or "ethics officer" after all these decades tells my brain all it needs to know. Again. UAW=Organized Crime Family.

    Quote Originally Posted by TruckMan View Post
    A truly ethical person in this role would require the abolishment of the UAW, so obviously this is a fake position.
    Lipstick on a pig. Not intended to insult lipstick or pigs. This is like the House Ethics Panel.
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    So, does this mean you don’t believe the latest announcements from the UAW will make it squeaky-clean?
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    Re: UAW to Hire Ethics Officer and Implement Rules due to Corruption in its Ranks

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Lipstick on a pig. Not intended to insult lipstick or pigs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    So, does this mean you don’t believe the latest announcements from the UAW will make it squeaky-clean?
    Not at all. I'm guessing Neanderthal is just overjoyed by the announcement. He did accidently put in a BS emoji but we all make mistakes.
    It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.

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    Banner headline: "Former Corporate Governance Watchdog at Enron Hired by UAW"
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    Re: UAW to Hire Ethics Officer and Implement Rules due to Corruption in its Ranks

    Quote Originally Posted by ksr View Post
    Banner headline: "Former Corporate Governance Watchdog at Enron Hired by UAW"
    Or "former Senate Ethics Committee Chairman hired..." or "Former House Ethics Committee Chairman hired..."

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    Re: UAW to Hire Ethics Officer and Implement Rules due to Corruption in its Ranks

    Because it was from a lack of training .... a lack of clear rules.

    So it's not THEIR fault.

    They didn't know that you shouldn't steal.

    So, the UAW management creates a new position (executive level salary paid by your union dues) to tell the other union officers that they shouldn't steal.

    Just theft of a (slightly) different type.
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    After the plant closures, ****ty deals (and now this) you still believe GM and UAW want to do the little guy any good, you are an idiot and you deserve it.

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