Philadelphia Ironworker business agent Francis O’Donnell and union member William Gillin pled guilty to multiple counts of setting fires, assault, sabotage, and extortion in an effort to force non-union construction contractors to hire union labor. The men were ringleaders for a group of union members called the “Shadow Gang” that would illegally enter and cause havoc to non-union construction sites at night when a contractor refused to hire union labor. O’Donnell faces 60 years in prison and a $750,000 fine while Gillin faces a whopping 110 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine. Sentencing is scheduled for January 2015. I don’t imagine they will have a very merry Christmas.