The president of the United Auto Workers and a U.S. Attorney will meet later this month to talk about potential reforms at the troubled union, The Detroit News reported.

UAW head Rory Gamble and Detroit-based U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider will meet June 30 in the midst of a federal probe into the union. The federal investigation has already led to criminal charges against Mr. Gamble's predecessor, Gary Jones, and other former union executives.  

One possible outcome of discussions would be an amendment to the UAW constitution that would allow members to directly elect union leaders, the newspaper reported. Some observers believe Mr. Gamble’s agreeing to meet with Mr. Schneider is an effort to ward off a Justice Department takeover of the unions.

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