PLYMOUTH – More than a dozen Plymouth County corrections officers have signed a petition that could result in the removal of Nicole Silveira as union president.
Norwood attorney Joseph G. Donnellan said that under the bylaws for the Association of County Employees Union, which represents Plymouth County correctional officers, only one signature is required, but 15 have been gathered.
“They already have enough signatures to bring her before a judicial panel,” he said.
Donnellan said sanctions against Silveira could include removal from office, reprimand and a fine of up to one year of union dues.
“I want Nicole Silveira to go on trial before union members for not carrying out her fiduciary duties to protect the assets of the union,” said Steven A. Grande, former union vice president who blew the whistle when he said he discovered more than $100,000 was missing from the union’s bank account.
“I know I did the right thing, but it wasn’t easy to tell on another officer,” said Grande, who has worked at Plymouth House of Correction for nearly 19 years.
From The Enterprise.