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    :: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 ::

    2,548 bottles of beer found at union office - by Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist
    "I have never seen that much alcohol in any union hall and I have seen a lot of union halls," said Steve Hunt, Steelworkers western regional director after a marathon investigation into corruption and sexual harassment at the local wrapped up Thursday.

    "I have no idea why it was there, but we are possibly going to take it back to the liquor store and get the money back to the local union," Hunt said.

    The troubled union local, which was part of the Industrial Wood and Allied Workers of Canada until the two unions merged last year, has about 5,000 members, including 700 health-care workers on southern Vancouver Island.
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