Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Chicago District Office
230 South Dearborn Street
Room 774, Federal Office Building
Chicago, IL 60604
(31 2)596-7160 Fax: (31 2)596-7174
November 26, 2008
Mr. Anthony DeGrado 111, President
United Steel Workers AFL-CIO
4570 S. Archer
Chicago, IL 60632
Re: Case Number: - LM File Number: 025-747
Dear Mr. DeGrado:
This office has recently completed an audit of USW 07-17 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, Mark McAvoy, Local 07-17 Treasurer, Karen Lein, Local 07-17 Office Manager and Greg Wallenbecker, CPA LEGACY Professionals LLP on September 4,2008, 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 and bylaws. Local 07-17 amended its constitution and bylaws in 2006, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year. Local 07-17 has now filed a copy of its current constitution and bylaws. OLMS will take no further enforcement action regarding this violation.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to USW 07-17 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: Greg Wallenbecker, CPA LEGACY Professionals LLP