By Miriam Raftery
Photo: UFCW Local 135 on Twitter
May 10, 2017 (San Diego) — The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council is breaking up. Eight unions announced last week that they will withdraw from the region’s most powerful labor organization. The action came a day after the AFL-CIO’s national office took over control of the group and dismissed president Mickey Kasparian, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Kasparian was facing lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and discrimination, but has denied guilt.