Former Labor Secretary Mentioned in Suit by Rank And File


Rank and file members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) have filed suit against Vice President William Wagonner, alleging he embezzled money from Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who made no secret of her ties to Big Labor, was mentioned in a complaint filed by International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12 union members.  Randy Economy and Brian Hews have the story in the Los Cerritos News.

Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper has published nearly 300 pages of a lawsuit that details how members of Local 12 of the International Union of Operating Engineers deliberately misused member funds and resources for the personal gain of its longtime leader William Waggoner, his wife, son, and several other union leaders inside the powerful organization.

The rarely used Fourth Amendment Class Action Complaint was filed in early January of this year and obtained by HMG-CN.

Included in the lawsuit are five pages of detailed evidence claiming that former United States Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was given transportation on IUOE Local 12′s Cessna Citation XL Jet and that Solis failed to report the in-kind gift to the Federal Election Commission as required under law.

A spokesperson for Solis, who is now running for a seat on the powerful Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors denied the allegations.