UAW leadership is open to meeting with federal investigators after the U.S. attorney overseeing an ongoing corruption probe spent months downplaying the union’s recent reform efforts and calling for more cooperation.
UAW President Rory Gamble “would welcome the opportunity to personally meet with U.S. Attorney [Matthew] Schneider and his team to discuss the investigation and the reform efforts and new ethics programs the UAW has undertaken,” union spokesman Brian Rothenberg said in a statement on Thursday. Rothenberg said Gamble planned to announce “major progress” on ethics reforms by the end of the month.
The Detroit News reported the two sides’ willingness to meet earlier Thursday.
“I am looking forward to the possibility of meeting personally with UAW President Gamble,” Schneider said in a statement. “I believe we have a mutual interest in making sure the union is free of corruption. I also hope we have a mutual interest in making sure that, moving forward, the union…