The Central Labor Council just suspended the remainder of Brian McLaughlin’s paid leave of absence, which was worth about $90,000, one source said.
Looks like labor leaders aren’t waiting for a verdict.
Here is a statement from the CLC’s executive committee, whose 32 members voted unanimously to cut its financial ties to McLaughlin:
“After careful consideration, the Central Labor Council Executive Board has decided to suspend the remainder of Brian McLaughlin’s paid leave of absence, effective immediately. The Board’s decision was based on the serious allegations in the indictment, which included financial impropriety involving assets of the Central Labor Council.
“While respecting Mr. McLaughlin’s presumption of innocence, the Board believes this action is appropriate at this time.”
— Azi Paybarah