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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Los Angeles District Office
915 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 910
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 534-6405 Fax: (213) 534-6413

 

August 27, 2010

Ms. Leslie Lashinsky, Treasurer
Musicians AFL-CIO LU 47
817 N Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038-3715 Case Number: ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
LM Number: 012112

Dear Ms. Lashinsky:

This office has recently completed an audit of Musicians AFL-CIO LU 47 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 Finance Manager Jane Khararjian on August 18, 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.

Reporting Violation

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-2 filed by Local 47 for fiscal year ending December 31, 2009, was deficient in the following area:

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 47 amended its constitution and bylaws in 2008, but did not file a copy with its LM report for those years.

Local 47 have now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Musicians AFL-CIO LU 47 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,

 

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Investigator

cc: Mr. Vincent Trombetta, President