UAW, US Lawyer attain deal to reform union after scandal

UAW, US Attorney reach deal to reform union after scandal

DETROIT (AP) – United Auto Workers and the US law firm in Detroit say they have reached an agreement to reform the union after a widespread bribery and embezzlement scandal.

The terms of the contract will be announced at a press conference on Monday afternoon in Detroit.

The union has been on the scandal for years as the government investigated corruption among its upper ranks. The investigation has resulted in eleven convictions, including two former presidents. Many of the officials were accused of conspiring with others to cover up the use of union money on juicy meals, premium cigars, golf and lodging in Palm Springs, California.

Details of the civil law settlement were not available. However, it is likely that an independent observer is overseeing the finances of the 400,000 union union and a possible change in the way union leaders are elected.

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