Navigation Links
Union Corruption Watchdog Criticizes GM/UAW Deal on Health Care; Says Congress Should Hold Hearings on 'Lousy Deal' for Retirees
Date:9/27/2007

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) today objected to the tentative contract agreement between General Motors (GM) and the United Auto Workers (UAW) to transfer more than $50 billion health care in liabilities to a fund controlled by the union.

Dr. Carl Horowitz, director of the Organized Labor Accountability Project and editor of Union Corruption Update, reacted by saying, "This is a great deal for GM. They get to shed billions in obligations made to former workers. It is a great deal for the UAW. Gettelfinger and his cronies get to control billions in health care dollars. It is a lousy deal for retirees and future retirees who may lose some or all of their benefits."

Horowitz continued, "Union-controlled health and benefit plans lack transparency. That is why they so often get looted by corrupt union officials. The UAW is not clean. As we have documented, many unions have been plagued by a number of benefit scandals in recent years."

"Union-controlled health and benefit plans often shortchange union members and retirees. Instead of getting the best deal for participants, these plans are often characterized by cozy, inside deals beneficial to the union bosses, and on occasion, organized crime. With the staggering size of this proposed health fund, the UAW bosses must be salivating."

Horowitz concluded, "Congress should hold hearings on what this deal means to the tens of thousands of GM retirees and future retirees. Neither GM nor the UAW can be counted on to act in the best interests of workers. Putting the union in charge of this health fund creates a potentially huge conflict of interest for UAW leaders."

http://www.nlpc.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Legal and Policy Center
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Nanotechnology Revolution To Be Spearheaded By European Union
2. Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece Face Bird Flu Threat: European Union
3. Heart Brakes: Hearts in European Union Invite Health Attention
4. French Minister To Visit La Reunion Island To Monitor Chikungunya Epidemic
5. ‘Drug Resistant TB’ Rattles the Union Ministy
6. European Union: Poultry producers Need Aid to Survive Bird flu crisis
7. African Union Launches A Programme On Acceleration of HIV Prevention
8. Union Health Minister visits chikungunya-hit areas in Kerala
9. Union Budget: Impact on Health Sector
10. Scary Spice Shedding Weight for Reunion Tour
11. Trade Unionists Join Polish Nurses Protest
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Digital Scientists, a software ... announce the opening of a Greenville, South Carolina location. The lab has ... in Greenville. , “We’ve been working with South Carolina clients for years from our ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... related services to families and business owners across eastern Michigan, is connecting with ... families struggling with financial difficulties. , The Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry works to ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... panels at the Advanced ERISA Benefit Claims Litigation seminar in Chicago, Illinois. ... Administrative Record, The majority of cases litigated under ERISA involve claims for long-term ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Judy Buchanan, co-owner of Serenity Natural ... Judy says, “I am passionate about sharing Reiki as a holistic, complementary therapy ... challenging time.” , A Certified Medical Reiki™ Master trained by Raven Keys Medical ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles”: ... life to the fullest, as God intended. “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who ... grandmother pursuing her passion for writing, especially about truth and human behavior. , Published ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , Mar. 24, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... The global wound care ... grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during 2016-2022 Among the ... the largest share in the global market in 2015. Among the various ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Dental Implants ... ... for Dental Implants in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics ... , Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 ... providing high-quality and cost-effective drug development and ... pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, announced today the ... ShangPharma will be consolidating the Contract ... (CMO) under Shanghai ChemPartner. These entities include ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: