The head of Philadelphia’s electrician’s union has sent out a letter to his members. The missive comes after the FBI took information and computers from his home and office.
John Dougherty tells members of his union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in the letter dated August 19th that if the investigations were simply about him, he would retire immediately to save the union additional headaches. But Dougherty says the union itself is under scrutiny.
He says it has been at the forefront of world-class events such as the papal visit and the resurgence of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Dougherty says the union doesn’t shy away from high profile disputes and he knew that the group’s profile would bring about government scrutiny. He says he believes they do everything in the best interest of their members and will march proudly in the Labor Day parade.