United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers
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.
|October 21st, 2010||On October 21, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Larry White, former President of United Electrical Workers Union (UE) Local 1110 (located in Chicago, IL), was sentenced to three years probation, and he was ordered to make restitution of $11,875 and pay a fine of $25. On March 29, 2010, White pled guilty to one count of making false entries in union records. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.|
|January 30th, 2004||On January 30, 2004, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Joseph Danik, former financial secretary of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) Local 121, was sentenced to three years probation for embezzling $6,194 in union funds. Danik was ordered to pay restitution, in addition to undergoing alcohol, gambling and mental health treatment. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.|
|March 3rd, 2003||On March 3, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Michele K. Hearn, former financial secretary of United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) Local 1174, was sentenced to spend four months in home detention plus three years on supervised release and to pay $15,635.92 in restitution plus a $100 special assessment. Hearn pled guilty on August 20, 2002 to embezzling $29,561.02 in union funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.|