In other news, Paul Pringle and Patrick J. McDonnell (Los Angeles Times) report:
As part of a lengthy corruption investigation, federal authorities have been examining $150,000 in consulting fees paid to a disgraced former Los Angeles labor leader under a confidential agreement signed by Andy Stern, then president of the powerful Service Employees International Union, according to documents and interviews.
Andy Stern denies any knowledge of any investigation and states he has done nothing wrong. I hope otherwise because I can't stand Andy Stern and have always found him to be a divisive figure who has split and watered down union power instead of really organizing.
And, of course, Stern was one of the hopium addicts and his actions were most appalling in the Las Vegas caucus.
So if Andy Stern's being investigated, let's try to hope he gets thrown in prison.
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