U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Chicago District Office
230 South Dearborn Street
Room 774, Federal Office Building
Chicago, IL 60604
(312)596-7160 Fax: (312)596-7174

February 25, 2009

Mr. Robert Lawless, Financial Secretary-Treasurer
Plumbers AFL-CIO
District Council 34 -Pipe Trades
6304 W. Development Drive
Peoria, IL 61604-5293

LM File Number 045-509
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Dear Mr. Lawless:

This office has recently completed an audit of District Council 34 -Pipe Trades under the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to determine your organization's compliance with the provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). As discussed during the exit interview with you and Timothy Strubhar on January 30, 2009, no violations of the LMRDA were disclosed in areas of financial activity included in the CAP. This does not exhaust all possible problem areas, however, since the audit conducted was limited in scope and did not include all areas of your union's operation.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to District Council 34 -Pipe Trades for the cooperation and courtesy extended during this compliance audit. I strongly recommend that you make sure this letter and the compliance assistance materials provided to you are passed on to future officers. If we can provide any additional assistance, please do not hesitate to call.



cc: Timothy Strubhar, President Nancy Kurth, Bookkeeper