Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Pittsburgh District Office
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412)395-6925 Fax: (412)395-5409
January 23, 2008
Mr. Joseph Pratt, Financial Secretary
P.O. Box 374
Boomer, WV 25031
LM File Number 052-031
Dear Mr. Pratt:
This office has recently completed an audit of Steelworkers Local 8-89 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 on January 17, 2008, the following problems were disclosed during the CAP. The matters listed below are not an exhaustive list of all possible problem areas since the audit conducted was limited in scope.
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 8-89 amended its constitution and bylaws in 204, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year. Local 8-89 has now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws. I want to extend my personal appreciation to steelworkers Local 889 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.