Former President of Government Employees Local in Seattle Charged

afge logo_0Sid Mannetti was president of his hospital workers union for about two years. He might wind up spending at least that length of time in federal prison. On Monday, January 25, Mannetti was charged in Seattle federal court with one count of embezzling more than $50,000 from American Federation of Government Employees Local 1170, which represents about 140 workers at Pacific Medical Centers in the Seattle area. Prosecutors allege that Mannetti, who served as local president during 2006-08, made unauthorized use of a union credit card to cover personal expenses. Neither the union nor Mannetti’s attorney were available for comment.