Indiana Postal Workers President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On June 11, Pamela Nessen, former president of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 286, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana to one count of embezzling funds from the Fort Wayne union in the amount of $58,598.  Nessen, who headed the APWU local during November 2009-November 2013, had turned herself into police in January after being indicted by a grand jury last November.  She originally had pleaded not guilty.  The indictment and guilty plea follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.