Workers United, the main U.S. apparel and textile union, has elected Noel Beasley to succeed embattled president Bruce Raynor, who announced his resignation last month amid charges of misusing his expense account.
The union’s general executive board elected Beasley, who has served as director of its Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board and executive vice president of Workers United, to the post of president of Workers United and executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union, of which the union is an affiliate.
The high-profile president of a major garment workers' union with headquarters in New York has resigned amid an investigation into his handling of an expense account.
Bruce Raynor announced Tuesday he was resigning as president of Workers United and as executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union.
The SEIU filed internal charges earlier this year against Raynor, saying he misused $2,300 in union funds on meals with a female union official.
Raynor says in a statement there was no misappropriation of union funds but he agreed to "resolve any doubts" by paying back the money.
The executive committee of Workers United has released a statement thanking Raynor for his service.
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