Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Los Angeles District Office
915 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 534-6405 Fax:(213) 534-6413
November 19, 2008
Mr. Lloyd Webster, Business Manager
IBEW, Local 45
6255 Sunset Blvd., Ste 721
Hollywood, CA 90028-7408
LM File Number: 044-073
Dear Mr. Webster:
This office has recently completed an audit of IBEW, Local 45 under the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to determine your organization's compliance with the provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). As discussed during the exit interview with you, Bookkeeper Gayle Jordan, and Dues Administrator Tasha Curtis on October 14, 2008 the following problem was disclosed during the CAP. The matter listed below is not an exhaustive list of all possible problem areas since the audit conducted was limited in scope.
The audit disclosed:
The audit disclosed a violation of LMRDA Section 201(b), which requires labor organizations to file annual financial reports accurately disclosing their financial condition and operations. The Labor Organization Annual Report Form LM-2 filed by Local 45 for fiscal year ending December 31, 2007, was deficient in the following area:
Failure to File Bylaws
The audit disclosed a violation of LMRDA Section 201(a), which requires that a union submit a copy of its revised constitution and bylaws with its LM report when it makes changes to its constitution or bylaws. Local 45 amended its constitution in September 2006 and bylaws in November 2006, but did not file a copy with its LM report for those years.
Local 45 has now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to IBEW, Local 45 for the cooperation and courtesy extended during this compliance audit. I strongly recommend that you make sure this letter and the compliance assistance materials provided to you are passed on to future officers. If we can provide any additional assistance, please do not hesitate to call.
Alan Weiss District Director
cc: Mr. Vic Marrero, President