Ex-President of Local SEIU Affiliate in Chicago Sentenced
On October 20, John McMahon, former president of Workers United Local 335-T, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to two years of probation, including six months of home confinement, for making false entries in union financial records related to embezzlement of funds from the Chicago union. He also was ordered to pay $12,460 in restitution plus a $25 special assessment. McMahon had pleaded guilty in June. Workers United is a 150,000-member garment and laundry workers union, formerly the Bruce Raynor-headed faction of UNITE HERE, now affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The sentencing follows an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.