Today, we’re introducing a new weekly feature called Labor Racket Weekly, which highlights the most egregious union wrongdoings from the previous week. While union members pay millions of dollars of income in monthly dues to labor unions, union bosses continue to mishandle their members’ money. Below are this week’s best rackets:
- In Wisconsin, Teresa Adkins, former business manager of Heat and Frost Insulators Local 127, was charged in a 10-count criminal complaint with one count of felony theft of over $10,000 and nine counts of felony forgery.
- In Michigan, Devon Madray, former President of Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America Local 119, was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $20,097 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. Why? In October 2016, Madray pled guilty to embezzling union funds.
- In Pennsylvania, Daniel Guthrie, former President of United Steelworkers Local 10-583, was indicted on one count of embezzling $8,189 in union funds. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 5 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.
- In Texas, Clementine Ray, former President of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2109, was charged in a one-count indictment of wire fraud.
Check in next week for more tales of union no-goodery.