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
Seattle, WA 98101-3212
(206)398-8099 Fax: (206)398-8090
December 22, 2009
Mr. Richard Poitras, Financial Secretary
4054 Pacific Highway
Bellingham, Washington 98226-7394
LM File Number 014-900
Case Number: -
Dear Mr. Poitras:
This office has recently completed an audit of Carpenters Local 756 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 and Tamera King on December 14, 2009, 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.
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 756 amended its constitution and bylaws in 2004, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year. Local 756 has now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to Carpenters Local 756 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: Terry Ebert, Local 756 President