BLET Bribery Scandal: Rodzwicz Resigns

November 20, 2009: Ed Rodzwicz, the President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen of the IBT, stepped down today after he was arrested last month for taking a $20,000 bribe.

Rodzwicz allegedly solicited a $20,000 bribe for an attorney in exchange for letting the attorney remain on the union’s list of designated legal counsel for injury cases. He was arrested on Oct. 12.

Rodzwicz became president of the BLET after Don Hahs embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the union. Hahs was caught in 2007.

Paul Sorrow is the new president of the BLET—at least until next year. That’s when members will have a chance to elect new national leadership for the BLET in the rail union’s first-ever direct election for top officers.

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