Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Nashville District Office
233 Cumberland Bend Drive, Suite 110
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 736-5906 Fax: (615) 736-7148
August 29, 2011
Candie Brown, Secretary-Treasurer
Communication Workers AFL-CIO
P O Box 5160
Decatur, AL 35601-5160
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LM Number: 026300
Dear Candie Brown:
This office has recently completed an audit of Communication Workers AFL-CIO Local 3903 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 August 17, 2011, 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 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 LM-3 filed by Local 3903 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010, was deficient in that:
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 3903 amended its constitution and bylaws in 2010, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year.
Local 3903 has now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to CWA Local 3903 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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cc: Jeremy Wallace, President