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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)



U.S. Department of Labor

Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Seattle District Office
1111 Third Avenue
Suite 605
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 398-8099 Fax:(206) 398-8090

 

June 2, 2008

Mr. Kenneth Shirk, Secretary - Treasurer
Musicians AFL-CIO
Local 99
325 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

LM File Number: 028-732
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Dear Mr. Shirk:

This office has recently completed an audit of Musicians Union AFL-CIO, Local 99 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 May 22, 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 following violation:

Inadequate Bonding

The audit revealed that Local 99’s officers and employees were not bonded for the minimum amount required at the time of the audit. However, the union obtained adequate bonding coverage and provided evidence of this to OLMS during the audit. As a result, OLMS will take no further enforcement action regarding this issue.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Musicians AFL-CIO Local 99 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,

 

R. Bruce Edgington
District Director

cc: Mr. Bruce Fife, President