New Mexico Steelworkers Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced

steelworkers-logoOn May 8, Thomas Chavez, former secretary-treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 12-659, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service for embezzling $16,965.54 in funds from the Questa, N.M.-based union. Chavez pleaded guilty last December after being indicted that April. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.