Glass Workers President in Texas Sentenced for Embezzlement

gmp-glassworkersOn October 1, Oscar Berry, former president of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union Local 284, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to a year and a day of incarceration and three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the Longview, Tex. union in the amount of $124,181.77. He also was ordered to pay full restitution and a $100 special assessment. Berry had pleaded guilty in April. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.