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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 December 13, 2012, 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 April 11, 2012, by United Steelworkers of America Local 689 in Piketon, Ohio.

Pursuant to Sections 402 and 601 of the LMRDA, the Department of Labor conducted an investigation. The investigation disclosed that Local 689 failed to notify the membership of the availability of absentee ballots.

Apprised of these findings, Steelworkers Local 689 agreed to conduct new nominations and 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 April 30, 2013. 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 United Steelworkers of America Local 689 on April 11, 2012, 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 April 30, 2013.

Therefore, civil action under Section 402(b) of the LMRDA to set aside the election conducted on April 11, 2012 is not warranted.

Signed this 14th day of May, 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











May 15, 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











May 15, 2013


Mr. Herman Potter, President
United Steelworkers of America Local 689
2288 Wakefield Mound Road
Piketon, Ohio 45661

Dear Mr. Potter:

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












May 15, 2013


Mr. Leo Gerard, International President
United Steelworkers of America
Five 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