Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Cleveland District Office
1240 East 9th Street, Suite 831
Cleveland, OH 44199
(216) 357-5455 Fax: (216) 357-5425
September 19, 2013
Fred Sabol, Business Manager
IBEW Local 986
269 West Main St., Ste. 109
Norwalk, OH 44857-2500
Case Number: 360-16412
LM Number: 048787
Dear Fred Sabol:
This office has recently completed an audit of IBEW Local 986 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 on July 10, 2013, 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 986 amended its constitution and bylaws in 2011, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year.
Local 986 has now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to IBEW Local 986 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: Christopher Mohr, President