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
February 23, 2010
Ms. Elizabeth Freeman, President
Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees AFL-CIO
2800 First Avenue, Room 3
Seattle, W A 98121
LM File Number 509-161
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Dear Ms. Freeman:
This office has recently completed an audit of Hotel Employees & Restaurant
Employees (HERE) Local 8 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 February 22, 2010, 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.
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 8 amended its constitution and bylaws in 2002, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year. Local 8 has now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to HERE Local 8 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.
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