The UFCW’s inaction over Mickey Kasparian, who settled lawsuits using union money, is hitting efforts to organize low-wage Latina workers, members of the San Diego local say

Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) plan to protest at their union’s convention in Las Vegas this weekend, accusing the union of turning a blind eye to sexual misconduct by one of its top leaders.

Mickey Kasparian, president of the 14,000-member UFCW Local 135 based in San Diego, has settled four different lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct in the last year. Three were apparently settled with union money.

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