Boston-Area Machinists Secretary-Treasurer Charged with Theft

On September 24, Robert Hill, former secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 1271, was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts with embezzling $8,650 from the Billerica union. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.