UAW Local Secretary-Treasurer in Ohio Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On January 17, Kristie McClarren, former financial secretary of United Auto Workers Local 3061, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to one count of embezzling funds in the sum of $152,639 from the Crestline (near Mansfield), Ohio-based union. She had been charged in December. The local represents employees at the Pittsburgh Glass Works plant in nearby Shelby. The charge and guilty plea follow a joint probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.