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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OFFICE OF LABOR-MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
WASHINGTON, DC 20210

DETERMINATION

Determination of a Complaint Filed under Title IV of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959

On April 13, 2010, the Secretary of Labor received a complaint alleging violations of Section 401 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA), in the regularly scheduled election of officers conducted on November 15, 2009, by Steelworkers Local 1856 in Little Elm, Texas.

Pursuant to Sections 402 and 601 of the LMRDA, the Department of Labor conducted an investigation. The investigation disclosed that the union failed to elect its officers by secret ballot when members did not mark their ballots in private.

Apprised of these findings, United Steelworkers agreed to conduct a new election of officers under the supervision of the Secretary of Labor, in accordance with Title IV of the LMRDA. The agreed upon remedial election was concluded on February 19, 2012. It is, therefore,

DETERMINED, that there is probable cause to believe that violations of Title IV of the LMRDA occurred which may have affected the outcome of the election conducted by Steelworkers Local 1856 on November 15, 2009, but that these violations have been remedied by the new election, conducted in accordance with Title IV of the LMRDA, under the supervision of the Secretary of Labor, on February 19, 2012.

Therefore, civil action under Section 402(b) of the LMRDA to set aside the election conducted on November 15, 2009 is not warranted.

Signed this 19th day of February, 2013.



Patricia Fox
Chief, Division of Enforcement

U.S. Department of Labor

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











February 20, 2013


Dear :

The enclosed Determination represents the Department's final disposition of the matter mentioned therein.

Sincerely,



Patricia Fox
Chief, Division of Enforcement

Enclosure

U.S. Department of Labor

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











February 20, 2013

 


Dear

The enclosed Determination represents the Department's final disposition of the matter mentioned therein.

Sincerely,



Patricia Fox
Chief, Division of Enforcement

Enclosure

U.S. Department of Labor

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











February 20, 2013

Mr. Leo Gerard, International President
United Steelworkers
5 Gateway Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Dear Mr. Gerard:

The enclosed Determination represents the Department's final disposition of the matter mentioned therein.

Sincerely,



Patricia Fox
Chief, Division of Enforcement

Enclosure