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United Auto Workers, Local 959

Officials Sentenced

Office of Labor-Management Enforcement

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts both civil and criminal investigations of alleged violations of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and related laws.

These investigations by OLMS District Offices involve issues such as embezzlements of union funds, union officer elections, the filing of required reports by unions and others with OLMS, and the imposition of trusteeships over subordinate unions by a parent body. These investigations may result in legal enforcement actions.

April 9th, 2013On April 9, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division, Patricia Race, former President of United Auto Workers Local 959 (located in Fremont, Ohio), was sentenced to six months probation and was ordered to pay a $250 fine. On November 21, 2012, an information was filed charging Race with one count of filing a false LM-3 report. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.