Pennsylvania Communications Workers Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced

CWA rallyOn November 16, Michael Rhoades, former secretary treasurer for Communications Workers of America Local 88667 in Latrobe, Pa., was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to five years of probation for theft from his union in the amount of $8,001.86. He also was ordered to pay full restitution and a special assessment of $100, and perform 25 hours of community service. The sentencing follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.