Over 300 delegates from DC 37, America's biggest, richest, and most indicted municipal union, crowded into the basement of their 125 Barclay Street headquarters last Wednesday night to elect replacements for two fallen leaders: Stanley Hill and Al Diop. Hill stepped down last December as DC 37's $300,000-a-year executive director after a top aide confessed to rigging the 1995 contract-ratification vote. Diop, head of the 25,000-member clerical workers union, has been indicted along with two other DC 37 veeps for using the Barclay Street headquarters as a penthouse apartment and billing rent and maid service to the union. "We believe some of those expenses were for male prostitutes," Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau said when he announced... More >>>
By photo: George Cohen/ DC-37
Stanley Hill Loyalists Helen Green (Center) and James Butler are sworn in as AFSCME Vice Presidents, after Defeating a Reform candidate.