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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

 

October 5, 2010

Mr. William Ashe, President
International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1694
200 S. Claymont Street
P.O. Box 267
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Dear Mr. Ashe:

This is to advise you of the disposition of a complaint filed with the Secretary of Labor alleging violations of Title III of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) occurred with respect to the continuation of a trusteeship by the International Longshoremen’s Association over its Local 1694 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Pursuant to Sections 304 and 601 of the LMRDA, the Office of Labor-Management Standards conducted an investigation. 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 since the trusteeship has been lifted. We are, therefore, closing our files 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 Bissell, Associate Solicitor for Civil Rights and Labor-Management

 

 

Statement of Reasons
Dismissing a Complaint
Concerning the Continuation of a Trusteeship
Over Local 1694
International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA)
Wilmington, Delaware

Members in good standing of Local 1694 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (“International”), filed a complaint with the United States Department of Labor (the “Department”) on September 18, 2009, alleging that the ILA violated Title III of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (the “Act”), 29 U.S.C. §§ 461-466, by improperly continuing a trusteeship over Local 1694 for more than eighteen months. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the ILA had accomplished the purposes for which it imposed the trusteeship and the continuation of the trusteeship was no longer necessary. For the following reasons, the complaint is dismissed.

The Department’s investigation revealed that the ILA placed Local 1694 in trusteeship on March 27, 2008. The eighteen month period of presumed validity expired on September 27, 2009. In January 2010, the ILA advised the Department that an election of officers for Local 1694 would be conducted by the end of May 2010. The Department’s investigation established that nominations were held on May 19, 2010; the election was held on June 8, 2010; and officers were installed on August 11, 2010, thus ending the trusteeship. The ILA has 90 days from the installation of officers within which to file the necessary terminal trusteeship reports with the Department.

Because the trusteeship has been lifted and autonomy restored to Local 1694, the validity of the continuing trusteeship is moot. Accordingly, we are closing the Department’s file on this matter.

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

 

 

 

 

October 1, 2010

Mr. Richard P. Hughes, Jr., President
International Longshoremen’s Association
17 Battery Place, Suite 930
New York, New York 10004

Dear Mr. Hughes:

This is to advise you of the disposition of a complaint filed with the Secretary of Labor alleging violations of Title III of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) occurred with respect to the continuation of a trusteeship by the International Longshoremen’s Association over its Local 1694 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Pursuant to Sections 304 and 601 of the LMRDA, the Office of Labor-Management Standards conducted an investigation. 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 since the trusteeship has been lifted. We are, therefore, closing our files 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 Bissell, Associate Solicitor for Civil Rights and Labor-Management

 

Statement of Reasons
Dismissing a Complaint
Concerning the Continuation of a Trusteeship
Over Local 1694
International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA)
Wilmington, Delaware

Members in good standing of Local 1694 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (“International”), filed a complaint with the United States Department of Labor (the “Department”) on September 18, 2009, alleging that the ILA violated Title III of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (the “Act”), 29 U.S.C. §§ 461-466, by improperly continuing a trusteeship over Local 1694 for more than eighteen months. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the ILA had accomplished the purposes for which it imposed the trusteeship and the continuation of the trusteeship was no longer necessary. For the following reasons, the complaint is dismissed.

The Department’s investigation revealed that the ILA placed Local 1694 in trusteeship on March 27, 2008. The eighteen month period of presumed validity expired on September 27, 2009. In January 2010, the ILA advised the Department that an election of officers for Local 1694 would be conducted by the end of May 2010. The Department’s investigation established that nominations were held on May 19, 2010; the election was held on June 8, 2010; and officers were installed on August 11, 2010, thus ending the trusteeship. The ILA has 90 days from the installation of officers within which to file the necessary terminal trusteeship reports with the Department.

Because the trusteeship has been lifted and autonomy restored to Local 1694, the validity of the continuing trusteeship is moot. Accordingly, we are closing the Department’s file on this matter.

 

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

 

 

 

 

October 1, 2010

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Dear ||| |||||:

This is to advise you of the disposition of your complaint filed with the Secretary of Labor alleging violations of Title III of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) occurred with respect to the continuation of a trusteeship by the International Longshoremen’s Association over its Local 1694 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Pursuant to Sections 304 and 601 of the LMRDA, the Office of Labor-Management Standards conducted an investigation. 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 since the trusteeship has been lifted. We are, therefore, closing our files 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 Bissell, Associate Solicitor for Civil Rights and Labor-Management

Statement of Reasons
Dismissing a Complaint
Concerning the Continuation of a Trusteeship
Over Local 1694
International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA)
Wilmington, Delaware

Members in good standing of Local 1694 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (“International”), filed a complaint with the United States Department of Labor (the “Department”) on September 18, 2009, alleging that the ILA violated Title III of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (the “Act”), 29 U.S.C. §§ 461-466, by improperly continuing a trusteeship over Local 1694 for more than eighteen months. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the ILA had accomplished the purposes for which it imposed the trusteeship and the continuation of the trusteeship was no longer necessary. For the following reasons, the complaint is dismissed.

The Department’s investigation revealed that the ILA placed Local 1694 in trusteeship on March 27, 2008. The eighteen month period of presumed validity expired on September 27, 2009. In January 2010, the ILA advised the Department that an election of officers for Local 1694 would be conducted by the end of May 2010. The Department’s investigation established that nominations were held on May 19, 2010; the election was held on June 8, 2010; and officers were installed on August 11, 2010, thus ending the trusteeship. The ILA has 90 days from the installation of officers within which to file the necessary terminal trusteeship reports with the Department.

Because the trusteeship has been lifted and autonomy restored to Local 1694, the validity of the continuing trusteeship is moot. Accordingly, we are closing the Department’s file on this matter.

 

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

 

 

 

 

October 1, 2010

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Dear ||| ||||||:

This is to advise you of the disposition of your complaint filed with the Secretary of Labor alleging violations of Title III of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) occurred with respect to the continuation of a trusteeship by the International Longshoremen’s Association over its Local 1694 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Pursuant to Sections 304 and 601 of the LMRDA, the Office of Labor-Management Standards conducted an investigation. 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 since the trusteeship has been lifted. We are, therefore, closing our files 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 Bissell, Associate Solicitor for Civil Rights and Labor-Management

Statement of Reasons
Dismissing a Complaint
Concerning the Continuation of a Trusteeship
Over Local 1694
International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA)
Wilmington, Delaware

Members in good standing of Local 1694 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (“International”), filed a complaint with the United States Department of Labor (the “Department”) on September 18, 2009, alleging that the ILA violated Title III of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (the “Act”), 29 U.S.C. §§ 461-466, by improperly continuing a trusteeship over Local 1694 for more than eighteen months. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the ILA had accomplished the purposes for which it imposed the trusteeship and the continuation of the trusteeship was no longer necessary. For the following reasons, the complaint is dismissed.

The Department’s investigation revealed that the ILA placed Local 1694 in trusteeship on March 27, 2008. The eighteen month period of presumed validity expired on September 27, 2009. In January 2010, the ILA advised the Department that an election of officers for Local 1694 would be conducted by the end of May 2010. The Department’s investigation established that nominations were held on May 19, 2010; the election was held on June 8, 2010; and officers were installed on August 11, 2010, thus ending the trusteeship. The ILA has 90 days from the installation of officers within which to file the necessary terminal trusteeship reports with the Department.

Because the trusteeship has been lifted and autonomy restored to Local 1694, the validity of the continuing trusteeship is moot. Accordingly, we are closing the Department’s file on this matter.