The Daily News reports that three members of the Ironworkers union are expected to plead guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges next month. Ten members of the union have been charged in the case.
The water is getting hotter for members of Ironworkers Local Union 401.
Ten union members were charged back in February with “criminal acts of extortion, arson, destruction of property, and assault“ in order to persuade property owners and construction managers to use union labor on their projects. Now there are additional charges.
The U.S. Attorney on Wednesday said it was adding to the original charges, announcing it had evidence of 14 new acts of extortion to force construction sites to turn to unions.