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Sat Sep 28, 2019, 04:50 AM

Leader of South St. Paul-based public employee union resigns amid investigation

One of Minnesota’s most influential public employee unions will be searching for a new leader after its executive director resigned amid an investigation that officials have declined to detail.

The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 5 said in a statement that John Westmoreland stepped down Wednesday.

Westmoreland, who had led the South St. Paul-based union since 2017, was placed on leave in August. Westmoreland couldn’t be reached for comment.

Pete Benner, a longtime labor official who had been leading the union during the probe, said this week that Westmoreland’s resignation concludes the investigation.

Read more: https://www.twincities.com/2019/09/27/minnesota-union-leader-resigns-amid-investigation/

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