Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Los Angeles District Office
91 5 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 9001 7
(213) 534-6405 Fax:(213) 534-6413
December 17, 2008
Mr. Doug Brown
Graphic Communications AFL-CIO, Local 404
518 West Duarte Rd.
Monrovia, CA 91016
LM File Number: 518-063
Case Number: -
Dear Mr. Brown:
This office has recently completed an audit of Graphic Communication, Local 404 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 Bookkeeper Joyce Novick on October 31,2008 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 404 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 404 amended its constitution and bylaws in January 2007, but did not file a copy with its LM report
for that year.
Local 404 has now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to Graphic Communication, Local 404 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.
cc: Mr. David Valles, Vice President