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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Cleveland District Office
1240 East Ninth Street
Room 831
Cleveland, OH 44199
(216)357-5455 Fax: (216)357-5425

September 5, 2006

Mr. John Grear, Financial Secretary
Mine Workers
Local 1810
62020 Bailey Road
Barnesville, OH 43713-9527

     Re: Case Number

Dear Mr. Grear:

This office has recently completed an audit of Mine Workers Local 1810 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 John Grear on July 19, 2006, 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.

The CAP disclosed a violation of LMRDA section 201(b), because the Labor Organization Annual Report (Form LM-3) filed by Local 1810 for fiscal year ending December31, 2005 was deficient in the following areas:

Local 1810 needs to adjust the figures reported in Item 24 (All Officers and Disbursements to Officers) of the 2005 LM-3 report. Only officers designated by the UMWA constitution are to be reported in Item 24, and though these officers may receive income from performing other roles in the union, all compensation received must be reported once under the officers name in Item 24.

Local 1810 has corrected these deficiencies by the submission of a amended LM-3 report. No further action is required.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Mine Workers Local 1810 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,

Fred Vaudrin
District Director

cc: Gerald Snyder