SAN FRANCISCO - Local union officials who diverted union resources while attempting to establish a new, competing union after their own was to be placed in trusteeship violated the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled May 22 (Services Employees International Union, et al. v. National Union of Healthcare Workers, et al., No. 10-16549, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 10375).