SMART Treasurer in Southern California Charged with Embezzlement

On September 8, Rachel Gleason, former treasurer of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Union (SMART) Local 1700, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California with one count of embezzling funds in an unspecified sum from the Perris (Riverside County)-based union. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.