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United Auto Workers, Local 2500

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.

January 15th, 2013On January 15, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Joya Mills, former Financial Secretary of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2500 (located in Detroit, Mich.), was sentenced to one year of probation, 50 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay a $25 special assessment. Mills previously paid restitution in the amount of $11,600. On October 3, 2012, Mills pled guilty to one count of failure to maintain union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(a). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.