Former Union Boss Pleads Guilty To Stealing $1.5M In DuesHe was the powerful head of a local union, entrusted with the funds and dues of hundreds of Boilermakers, but today he was in court for stealing.
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Misspent Union Purchases Go Up For AuctionAll of items purchased with member funds from the local Boilermakers union, allegedly by former president Ray Ventrone, are going up for auction.
KDKA Investigates: Sources Say Union Head Entering Plea Agreement For Misuse Of FundsFor years, Ray Ventrone was the face of the Boilermakers union in Pittsburgh.
KDKA Investigators Confirm Federal Probe Into Boilermakers' Union's SpendingThe FBI is investigating the leadership of the Boilermakers union local 154, looking at how as much as $1 million in union dues were spent.
Dozens Turn In Guns In Exchange For Welding Training From BoilermakersEarlier this month, the Boilermakers Local 154, citing increased gun violence, announced a program where guns would be surrendered in return for training in the union’s welding program.
Newsradio 2010 KDKA Editorial: Guns for OpportunityWe’ve heard of turning in unwanted guns for cash or food.
Boilermakers Announce Program Offering Training In Exchange For Surrendered GunsRay Ventrone, business manager of Boilermakers Local 154, citing the Monroeville Mall shooting, and what he called, "a crisis of black on black crime," announced a program where guns would be surrendered in return for training in the union's welding program.