UAW president to take leave of absence during corruption probe
Gary Jones in July 2019 in Detroit. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images
United Auto Workers President Gary Jones will begin a leave of absence on Sunday in the midst of a federal corruption probe, CNBC reports.
The backdrop: Twelve people have been charged in the ongoing investigation as of this week, per CNBC. UAW and General Motors approved a four-year labor contract on Oct. 25, ending the first U.S. auto strike in 12 years. Five days later, the union reached a tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company, as well.