Transportation Communications Secretary-Treasurer in Illinois Pleads Guilty

On December 14, Wendy Buch, former financial secretary-treasurer of Transportation Communications Union (TCU) Local T-574, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to one count of embezzling $11,957 in funds from the Shiloh-based union and one count of concealing the thefts in annual financial reports. TCU merged with the International Association of Machinists several years ago. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.