Philadelphia union leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty on Friday was honored by the Buck County NAACP for improving race relations and increasing job opportunities for minorities.

Dougherty, 55, business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, received the award from the organization at the Parx Casino in Bensalem.

The union is being investigated by the FBI and agents served search warrants in August at union offices and homes, and at the businesses of union staffers and allies.

- Staff report