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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…)