Machinists Secretary-Treasurer in Maine Sentenced for Theft

Last Thursday, February 25, Jeffrey Phillips, former secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 836, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine to two years of probation for taking and removing assets in an amount of about $57,610. He also was ordered to pay full restitution, plus a $2,400 fine and a $100 special assessment. Phillips had pleaded guilty in February 2020 after being indicted in October 2019. The Kittery union represents employees at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.