President of Texas Steelworkers Local Sentenced

On April 13, Joe Self, former president of United Steelworkers Local 771, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota to five years probation and ordered to pay $37,571.09 in restitution and a $50 special assessment for destruction of union records. He pled guilty in November 2008. The local is based in Fort Worth, Texas. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.