Fla. restaurant union parts with 2 officials amid ethics charges

MIAMI Two leaders of a hotel-restaurant workers' union in South Florida have parted with the organization after being accused of misusing funds and other ethics violations.

Jorge Santiesteban, president of Local 355 of Unite Here, resigned and Andre J. Balash, the secretary-treasurer, was barred from the union's offices for two years, according to a spokeswoman in Unite Here's New York City headquarters. Local 355 represents about 2,700 workers in unionized hote

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