Skip to comments.Service union bans former California local president for life (Tyrone Freeman,also repay $1 million)
Posted on 11/26/2008 3:39:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge
The Service Employees International Union has imposed a lifetime ban on the former president of its largest California local and ordered him to repay more than $1 million that it says he misappropriated from the labor organization.
SEIU President Andy Stern announced the actions today after reviewing the findings of an internal probe of Tyrone Freeman's spending practices as head of the 160,000-member United Long-Term Care Workers and a 30,000-member affiliated chapter that represent low-wage caregivers.
"It is tragic and unconscionable that a young leader with such great potential would violate not only the constitution of the international union, but the trust of his members," Stern said in a statement.
An attorney for Freeman, 39, issued a statement that said his client was "disappointed by Andy Stern's decision." Freeman had been a protege of Stern, who originally appointed him to the local position.
"Tyrone Freeman's career has been about helping workers and finding innovative ways to lift them out of poverty," said the statement from attorney Kelly Kramer. "His goal has always been to improve their lives."
The Times reported in August that the Los Angeles-based local and a related worker-training charity paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to home-based video and day-care services owned by Freeman's wife and mother-in-law, respectively.
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SEIU — Sucks2BU
Shocked! Shocked I am.
How about the hundreds of millions in money and services “good union bosses” have misappropriated from hard working union rank and file chumps like me?
A great American hero! I hope every union has guys like this running things.
160,000 members making around $10/hr IIRC and look what their union bosses were paid. NOW THERE’S SOME “CEO” PAY THAT NEEDS SOME LOOKING INTO.
Aren’t cartels great?
Notice to SEIU local presidents: Don’t steal. The International hates competition.