Raymond Ventrone, a former business manager of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) Local 154 in Pittsburgh, was indicted for embezzling close to $1.5 million from the union during his five-year tenure. IBB Local 154 removed Ventrone from his position nearly two years ago, after the union became aware of his illegal financial transactions.      

Two members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1109 were found guilty by their union peers for illegally crossing a picket line during a strike at Verizon. The two members were fined $21,918.16 and $16, 971.74, respectively.