Transport Workers Official in Florida Pleads No Contest

transport-workers-logoOn September 1, Roger Martinez, former vice president of Transport Workers Union Local 296, pleaded no contest in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida to grand theft in the amount of $5,500 from the Ft. Lauderdale union. He then was sentenced to 18 months of probation. Martinez, who had been charged on July 26, has paid full restitution. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.