Mine Workers Treasurer in Alabama Indicted for Embezzlement

Mine workersOn December 29, Phillip Akins, former financial secretary and treasurer of United Mine Workers Local 1987, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama for embezzling more than $9,500 in funds from the Jasper, Ala. union. The indictment follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.