Former President of Health Care Local in New Jersey Sentenced

NursesOn December 10, Kathleen Fonti, former president of Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) Local 5030, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to two years of supervised probation and fined $1,000 for receiving more than $14,500 in improper loans from the Emerson, N.J.-based union. Fonti had pleaded guilty in June. HPAE represents some 11,000 nurses and other health care employees throughout New Jersey. The latest actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.