Pennsylvania Utility Workers Ex-Local President Pleads Guilty

utility-workers-logoOn March 4, Michael Trembulak, former president of Utility Workers Union of America Local 475, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to embezzling $31,528 in funds from the Rochester (Beaver County), Pa.-based union.  He had been indicted last July.  That same month, about two weeks earlier, another former Local 475 president, John Vetterly Jr., had been sentenced to nine months of house arrest and five years of probation for embezzling $26,605 from the union.  In each case, the actions followed an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.