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U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards

Ms. Mary Malterer, Financial Secretary
Steelworkers AFL-CIO
Local 8L
501 Kelly Ave
Akron, OH 44306
LM File Number 018-001
Case Number: -

May 2, 2008

Dear Ms. Malterer:

This office has recently completed an audit of USW Local 8L 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, Mr. Frank Malterer and Mr. Bill McDermott on April 21, 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.

Reporting Violations

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-3 filed by USW Local 8L for fiscal year ending December 31,2000, was deficient in that:

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. USW Local 8L amended its constitution and bylaws in 2000, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year. USW Local 8L has now filed a copy of its bylaws.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to USW Local 8L 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.

Sincerely,
Brian A. Pifer
Acting District Director
cc: Mr. Bill McDermott, USW Local 8L President