Thursday, August 5, 2010

Today In Labor History

On August 5, 2009, a new 29 count indictment was revealed that accuse Mike Forde, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the New York City District Council of Carpenters, and 9 other individuals, including two local 608 Business Agents, of bribe taking, and allowing contractors to knowingly hire carpenters and pay them in cash, defrauding the Carpenters Benefit Funds of over $10 Million. They are assumed to be innocent, and Mike Forde was even at work on the following day.

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