Author: Thomas Adams

Thomas Adams is a retired autoworker and activist. His dissertation, “UAW Incorporated: The Triumph of Capital,” examines the corruption in the UAW. His forthcoming book is based on the dissertation and the impact institutional corruption within the UAW has on the rank and file.

  • The United Auto Workers and the Big Three Automakers: A Tale of Corruption

    What follows is a somewhat complex tale of what happens when a labor union, structured to be unaccountable to the rank-and-file membership, embraces a system of labor-management cooperation rather than a class-conscious understanding that workers and their employers are adversaries with fundamentally opposed goals and desires. Unfortunately, what is true of the United Auto Workers … Keep reading »