USA Today: Marick Masters on ex-UAW president’s leave

Gary Jones is out. The disgraced former UAW president quit his affiliation with the union brothers and sisters he took an oath to represent with honor and dignity. He has been a member of the union since 1975. Marick Masters, a business professor at Wayne State University who specializes in labor issues, said Friday Jones is "clearly disengaging as far as he possibly can from the UAW. I think it means he is trying to avoid any possible penalties the union might impose on him. For example, they might try to deny him his union pension. They may ask for certain kinds of restitution if he took funds from the union treasury."

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