UAW Executive Board Files Article 30 Charges Against Gary Jones and Vance Pearson
Action would remove from office and expel from UAW membership
The UAW’s International Executive Board, Wednesday, filed charges under Article 30 of the UAW Constitution against Gary Jones and Vance Pearson seeking to remove them from their elected positions within the UAW and to expel them from membership in the UAW.
The Article 30 charges, signed by the entire International Executive Board, assert that Gary Jones and Vance Pearson directed the submission of false, misleading and inaccurate expense records to the UAW Accounting Department and further concealed the true information concerning those expenses, in violation of the UAW’s Ethical Practices Code and applicable federal labor laws.
“This is a somber day, but our UAW Constitution has provided the necessary tools to deal with these charges,” said UAW Acting President Rory Gamble. “We are committed at the UAW to take all necessary steps including continuing to implement ethics reforms and greater financial controls to prevent these type of charges from ever happening again.”