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GM Lawyer Attacks Retired Workers—Then the UAW Endorses Him!

Dec 11, 2006

In the November general elections in Michigan, the UAW endorsed a certain Eugene Driker for election to the Wayne State University Board of Governors.

This same Eugene Driker was a lead lawyer defending GM’s side against GM retirees. The retirees sued (and lost) when GM deliberately broke their contract and imposed higher health care costs on them.

In court, the UAW actually supported GM against the retirees! So when UAW headquarters endorsed the GM lawyer, retirees thought of that old expression: “thick as thieves!”