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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)


U.S. Department of Labor

Office of Labor-Management Standards
New York District Office
201 Varick Street, Suite 878
New York, NY 10014
(646) 264-3190 Fax: (646) 264-3191






February 15, 2012



Mrs. Amy Fix, Office Manager
Musicians Local 1000, AFM
North American Traveling Musicians
322 West 48th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036
Case Number:
LM Number: 526896


Dear Mrs. Fix:

This office has recently completed an audit of Musicians Local 1000 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 January 18, 2012, 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.

Reporting Violations

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-3 filed by Local 1000 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, was deficient in that the year-end cash balance reflected on the report was inaccurate. The correct cash balance for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, should be $6,324. The union filed an amended report on February 10, 2012. As a result, OLMS will take no further enforcement action regarding this issue.


Other Violations

The audit disclosed the following other violation(s):

The audit revealed that Local 1000’s former secretary-treasurer was still listed as a signatory on the union’s two checking accounts maintained at Astoria Federal Savings Bank and Greenfield Savings Bank. The union provided documentation during the audit that the former secretary-treasurer was removed as an authorized signatory on the union accounts.





I want to extend my personal appreciation to Musicians Local 1000 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,


Investigator


cc: Mr. John McCutcheon, President
Mr. Tret Fure, Vice President
Mr. Ken Whiteley, Canada Vice President