Workers United President in Ohio Pleads Guilty to Theft; Sentenced

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On June 7, Jayne Dixon, former president of Workers United Local 17-T, pleaded guilty in Carroll County (Ohio) Court to theft of funds from the Carrollton, Ohio-based local. She then was sentenced to 15 days of home confinement and three years of supervised release, and ordered to make full restitution in the amount of $2,000. Workers United, formerly a large share of the UNITE portion of UNITE HERE, re-affiliated with the Service Employees International Union in 2009. The guilty plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.