Missouri Retail Workers Local President, Treasurer Indicted

On June 1, Charles Kenney, president of the Independent Store Employees Union, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri for embezzling $15,596 from the O’Fallon, Mo.-based labor organization. He immediately pleaded guilty afterward. On the same date, the union’s treasurer, Joyce Wheeler, was indicted for embezzling $30,544. The charges follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.