A federal watchdog is probing whether United Autoworkers President Shawn Fain retaliated against a top official for refusing to divert benefits to his fiancée, according to federal court records.
The disclosure came as part of the latest filing by Neil Barofsky, the court-appointed monitor tasked with cleaning up the union after a corruption scandal put top officials behind bars. It portrays an escalating standoff between Barofsky and the UAW, with top union officials “delaying and obstructing” the investigations of Fain and two deputies by refusing to hand over key documents.
Fain in May stripped duties from Rich Boyer, the UAW vice president overseeing the union’s dealings with Stellantis, reassigning the division under his own control. Fain cited a “dereliction” of Boyer’s collective bargaining duties.

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UAW President Accused Attempting To Illegally Direct Union Benefits To Fiancée

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