Detroit Free Press: Marick Masters on new UAW ethics officer
The UAW has selected a former chair of the National Labor Relations Board under then-President Barack Obama as its first external ethics officer. Wilma Liebman, who also served as a labor board member under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, will fill the role, a position created in response to the fallout from a long-running corruption scandal. Marick Masters, a Wayne State University business professor who specializes in labor issues, said Liebman is an excellent choice as the UAW's ethics officer. "She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and solid judgment to the position. Her experience with the (Teamsters) gives her a unique perspective on the role of ethics in labor unions," Masters said, noting that positions she's held at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and NLRB "only broaden the base of understanding of the operations of unions and the nuances of labor-management relations." He said she would "prove a strong voice for integrity at a critical time in the UAW's history."