California Transit Workers Secretary Charged with Records Fraud

On February 19, Ruth R. Olson, former financial secretary of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1225 in Marina, California (north of Monterey), was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California with an information count of false entry in or willful concealment of union records. The charge follows a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. (OLMS, 3/23/09).