Steelworkers Headquarters Staff Representative Sentenced
On January 24, Curtis Reed, former staff representative for the United Steelworkers at the union's Pittsburgh headquarters, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to eight months in prison for embezzling $3,694.32 in union funds. He had pleaded guilty last September after being indicted seven months earlier with another former staff representative, Robert Misuraca. Reed already has paid full restitution. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.