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Union Bosses Stealing from Union Bosses

The EmployerReport blog has some embezzlement irony:

That seems to be the case in Oregon, where on April 25th, Marlene Watson, the former president of the Associated Field Representatives (AFR) was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon on one count of embezzling $9,030 and one count of falsifying union financial disclosure records to cover up the thefts. According to the Department of Labor’s website the AFR is a tiny union of 19 members that, judging by its name, represents field representatives of unions.

While union bosses are often caught for stealing from their members (you can take a look here to see just how many and how often), it’s not too often you see union bosses stealing from union bosses.

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