Boilermakers Employee of Corrupt Pittsburgh Local Pleads Guilty

On December 21, Russell Gloeckl, former maintenance employee with International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 154, pleaded guilty in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Municipal Court, to one count of receiving stolen property. He then was sentenced to one year of probation. Local 154 is the Pittsburgh-based Boilermakers affiliate whose former business manager, Ray Ventrone, pleaded guilty this past September to ripping off his union of about $1.5 million. The actions against Gloeckl follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.