Ohio Ex-Local Communications Workers Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Theft

On February 4, Deborah Chichick, former treasurer of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 4527, pleaded guilty in the Court of Common Pleas for Jefferson County, Ohio, to one count of theft of $1,440 from the Steubenville union.  She then was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to make restitution.  The guilty plea and sentence follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.