September 2, 2009
LM File No. 503-704
Ms. Colette Grillo, Treasurer
Overseas Federation of Teachers, Local 8053
11 Craig Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10307
Dear Ms. Grillo:
This is in response to your continuing hardship exemption request for the Overseas Federation of Teachers, Local 8053, LM File Number 503-704, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. Your undated request was received by the national office of the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) on August 31, 2009. A continuing hardship exemption request requires the requesting union to demonstrate that it cannot file Form LM-2 electronically without undue burden or expense.
You based your request upon the following information stated in your letter:
The President of Local 8053 is located in Italy, and is unable to obtain a digital signature because she does not have a United States mailing address, which is needed to complete the online application for the digital signature.
- OLMS grants your continuing hardship exemption request for filing Form LM-2 electronically for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, based on the information provided.
If you have any further questions, please call 202-693-0123 and reference your organization’s LM file number.
Andrew R. Davis, Chief
Division of Interpretations
cc: Larry King, Chief, Division of Reports, Disclosure & Audits