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Feds Indict Former FCA Negotiator Iacobelli, UAW VP Holiefield’s Wife

Pair and others charged with making and accepting illegal payments.

by on Jul.26, 2017

General Holiefield, left, UAW vice president, and Alphons Iacobelli, right, former FCA union negotiator.

One of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ top labor negotiators and the spouse of a now-deceased UAW vice president have been charged in connection with a conspiracy to give money and goods worth more than $1.2 million to officers and employees of the United Auto Workers.

Alphons Iacobelli and Monica Morgan, the wife of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield, were charged with violations of the Labor Management Relations Act, which is better known as the Taft-Hartley Act.

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The law is designed to restrict the activity and power of labor unions, but it also prohibits employers or subordinates from paying, lending or delivering money or other valuables to officers or employees of labor organizations. (more…)

Marchionne Promises More Money in Employee Letter

FCA Chief lays out plans for reorg of plants.

by on Sep.18, 2015

FCA Chief Sergio Marchionne sent a letter to the company's UAW employees telling them the new deal puts more money in their pockets.

In a letter to the employees of FCA U.S. Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said the new tentative labor agreement with the United Auto Workers puts the company on a more cooperative and ultimately competitive footing.

“I believe this agreement, which still requires UAW member ratification, is a transformational deal because it guarantees that our workers will share equitably in the success we are able to generate working together while ensuring that our company will be able to remain competitive,” Marchionne said in his letter.

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“This new contract represents a major step forward in enabling greater and more direct involvement of our workers in the achievement of the strategic objectives of FCA and recognizes the central role that you all play in building our common future. Without you and your commitment, our plan is simply unachievable,” he added. (more…)