Mine Workers Local Financial Secretary in New York Charged with Theft

United Mine Workers membersOn November 3, Raymond Watson, former financial secretary of Local 717 of the United Mine Workers in Ilion (Herkimer County), New York, was charged the Village of Ilion Court with grand larceny in the amount of $1,759 through unauthorized use of a union credit card. The charge follows a joint probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and local police.