Indiana Communications Workers Local President Pleads Guilty

On February 23, Michael West, president of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 84845 in Evansville, pleaded guilty in the Superior Court of Vanderburgh County, Indiana to one count of illegal conversion of union funds. He previously had made restitution in the amount of $650. Following his guilty plea, he was sentenced to a suspended 90-day jail sentence and a fine. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.