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The main American auto union announced Monday it had reached an agreement with US authorities to bring to an end a far-reaching corruption scandal that has ensnared two union presidents.
United Autoworkers (UAW), which represents workers at the “Big Three” carmakers, has been working for a year to clean up following the theft and bribery scandal that led to convictions for 15 union or Fiat Chrysler executives.
“This civil resolution brings to a close the government’s investigation and is testament to the hard work that has been done to make the necessary structural and cultural changes,” UAW President Rory Gamble said in a statement.
“Under our current leadership, the UAW has proactively weeded out individuals who put their personal benefit over our members’ interests and who abused their