Top union leader steps down after pension revelations

by News on October 4, 2011

in Government Employee Unions, Pensions, State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

By Jason Grotto/Chicago Tribune

The head of one of the largest labor unions in Chicago resigned Monday in the wake of reports that he had been receiving a six-figure city pension while participating in a second pension plan from his local union, in violation of state law.

Tim Foley, business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134, submitted his resignation to the executive board of the 15,000-member union, which represents city, county and McCormick Place electricians as well as thousands of electricians working for private contractors. He had held the post for the last five years.,0,7264267.story

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