Rhode Island School Clerical Workers President Pleads No Contest

Jo-Anne Micheletti won’t be seeking a job with her union in the future. And members probably won’t be missing her either. On March 14, Micheletti, former president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1339, pleaded no contest in Providence, R.I. Superior Court to misdemeanor larceny of funds during 2014-16 from the union, which represents Providence public school clerical workers. She already had paid $1,129 in restitution. She had been charged last August with embezzling $6,946 after being arrested by state police that April. As part of the plea deal, she agreed not to seek employment at Local 1339 in the future.