Published by the Association for
Steve Manos, a Vice President of LIUNA Local
230, the largest in the Connecticut District Council, recently
announced his intention to run for president of the DC. His opponent
Charles LaCanche, succeeded Dominick Lopreato as both business
manager of Local 230 and head of the DC after Lopreato went to
jail in 1995 for taking bribes from employers. Manos knew he was
in for a tough fight, but he never expected to be physically beaten
at a District Council meeting.
He charges that LaCanche, angered by a newsletter
Manos publishes, grabbed him by the throat, threw him to the floor,
and then ordered the sergeant at arms to toss him out of in the
street, while international vice president Vere Haynes, and an
attorney looked on.
Bruised but not seriously injured, Manos left the hospital, filed a police report, and returned home where he was met by an agent of the LIUNA Inspector General's office who, by coincidence, had been interviewing a neighbor
Association for Union Democracy
500 State Street
Brooklyn NY 11217
phone: 718 855-6650
fax: 718 855-6799
The Association for Union Democracy is a national pro-union non-profit that promotes the principles and practices of internal union democracy in the North American labor movement.