CWA Local President in Minnesota Charged with Theft

On March 16, Michelle Jean Nelson, former president of Communications Workers of America Local 7272, was charged in Polk County, Minnesota Circuit Court with felony theft by false representation of between $1,000 and $5,000 from the Erskine, Minn. (near Grand Forks, N.D.)-based union. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.