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U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Division of Enforcement
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-0143 Fax: (202) 693-1343

November 18, 2010

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This is to advise you of the disposition of your complaint filed with the Secretary of Labor alleging that violations of Title III of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA), occurred with respect to your allegation of a trusteeship being imposed by the United Government Security Officers of America (UGSOA), over Local 80, Bowie, Maryland.

Pursuant to Sections 304 and 601 of the LMRDA, an investigation was conducted by the Office of Labor-Management Standards. After carefully reviewing the investigative findings, and after consulting with the Solicitor of Labor, we have determined that legal action is not warranted in this case. We are, therefore, closing our file as of this date.

The basis for this decision is set forth in the enclosed Statement of Reasons.

Sincerely,

 

Patricia Fox
Chief, Division of Enforcement

Enclosure

cc: Katherine E. Bissell, Associate Solicitor

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Division of Enforcement
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-0143 Fax: (202) 693-1343


 


November 18, 2010

Desiree Sullivan, President
United Government Security Officers of America (UGSOA)
8620 Wolff Court, Suite 210
Westminster, Colorado 80031

Dear Ms. Sullivan:

This is to advise you of the disposition of a complaint filed with the Secretary of Labor alleging that violations of Title III of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA), occurred with respect to the allegation of a trusteeship being imposed by the UGSOA over Local 80, Bowie, Maryland.

Pursuant to Sections 304 and 601 of the LMRDA, an investigation was conducted by the Office of Labor-Management Standards. After carefully reviewing the investigative findings, and after consulting with the Solicitor of Labor, we have determined that legal action is not warranted in this case. We are, therefore, closing our file as of this date.

The basis for this decision is set forth in the enclosed Statement of Reasons.

Sincerely,

 

Patricia Fox
Chief, Division of Enforcement

Enclosure

cc: Katherine E. Bissell, Associate Solicitor

Statement of Reasons
Dismissing a Complaint
Alleging the Imposition of a Trusteeship by the
United Government Security Officers of America, over Local 80,
Bowie, Maryland

A member in good standing of Local 80, United Government Security Officers of America, filed a complaint with the Department of Labor on June 21, 2010, concerning the validity of the trusteeship alleged to have been imposed on Local 80 by the United Government Security Officers of America (UGSOA), on May 3, 2010, under the trusteeship provisions of Title III of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 461-466.

The Department’s investigation of the complaint established that, to the extent that the UGSOA may have suspended the autonomy otherwise available to Local 80 under its bylaws, Local 80’s autonomy has been restored. Specifically, nomination meetings were conducted on July 16 and July 17, 2010, and nominations were accepted in writing until August 5, 2010. The candidates who were nominated to office were elected by acclamation, as there were no opposition candidates. The elected officers were installed in office on October 1, 2010, to serve a three-year term of office. Thus, any issue concerning the UGSOA’s suspension of Local 80’s autonomy is moot.

For the reasons set forth above, the Department has concluded that there was no violation of the LMRDA, and I have closed the file regarding this matter.