For John Dougherty, business manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, there seems to be no end in sight. His nephew, Gregory Fiocca, a member and shop steward of the Philadelphia union, isn’t seeing a bright future either. On March 3, each were indicted in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on one count of conspiracy to commit extortion and 18 counts of extortion related to their alleged pressuring of Fiocca’s employer, an electrical contractor, to pay Fiocca for services not performed. The charges against Dougherty are separate from his multiple indictments of two years ago. The latest actions follow an investigation by the FBI and the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Office of Inspector General.
As Union Corruption Update has noted in several articles, Electrical Workers Local 98 has been riddled with self-dealing. The edifice of corruption would … Read More ➡