CWA President in Massachusetts Pleads Guilty to Theft; Sentenced

On July 31, Lynda Nordyke, former president of Communications Workers of America Local 1302, pleaded guilty in Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Essex County District Court, to theft in the amount of $1,438 from the Lynn union. She then was sentenced to 30 days of probation and required to make full restitution. She had been charged in June 2011 with embezzling more than $58,000 in union funds. The plea and sentencing follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.