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Voluntary Compliance Agreements 2014

 


 

On May 28, 2014, OLMS entered into a voluntary compliance agreement with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 31003 (located in New York, N.Y.), concerning the challenged election of officers conducted on November 13 - 14, 2013.  The union agreed to conduct a new election for president, secretary-treasurer, local chairperson, 2nd and 3rd vice presidents, RA chair and 16 executive board members, including new nominations, if necessary, under OLMS supervision.  The OLMS investigation disclosed that Local 31003 failed to provide proper notice of the election.  The agreement follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office. 

On May 6, 2014, OLMS entered into a voluntary compliance agreement with National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 116, located in Fort Wayne, Ind., to conduct a new election for president, vice-president, and one trustee under OLMS supervision.  The OLMS investigation disclosed that the union did the following:  failed to comply with a reasonable request to distribute campaign literature; failed to follow the NALC Regulations when observers were not notified when undelivered ballot packages would be picked up from the post office box; placed improper restrictions on observers during the tally; improperly counted ballots returned from unidentified individuals; and failed to maintain election tally sheets.  The agreement follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On April 28, 2014, OLMS entered into a voluntary compliance agreement with Service Employees International Union (SEIU), United Service Workers West (USWW), located in Los Angeles, Calif., to install Jacqueline Johnson as the Industry Vice President (IVP) South Security.  Both Johnson and her opponent for the IVP South Security position, Margaret Hawkins, filed complaints with OLMS after the union installed a non-candidate to the position after the race in the September 20, 2013 election ended in a tie.  During the investigation, it was determined the IVP South Security ballots had been miscounted by the outside election service and in fact, Johnson had won the race by one vote.  The agreement specifically states that USWW will install Johnson to the IVP South Security position no later than May 7, 2014.  The agreement follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.  

On February 26, 2014, OLMS entered into a voluntary compliance agreement with the Kaiser Permanente Nurse Anesthetists Association (KPNAA), located in Westminster, Calif., to conduct a new election for president-elect and secretary under OLMS supervision.  The investigation disclosed that the union’s email system was used to send a letter with the union logo from an officer to all members in support of a candidate.  The investigation also disclosed that the web based system for conducting the election lacked secrecy.  The agreement follows an investigation conducted by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office. 

On January 31, 2014, OLMS entered into a voluntary compliance agreement with Laborers Local 720 (located in Denver, Colo.), concerning the challenged election of officers conducted on June 8, 2013.  The union agreed to conduct a new election, including new nominations, for recording secretary under OLMS supervision.  The OLMS investigation of the challenged election disclosed that Local 720 improperly applied its candidate qualifications.  The agreement follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver-St. Louis District Office. 

 

Last Updated: 6-4-14