U.S. Department of Labor San Francisco – Seattle District Office

Office of Labor-Management Standards 90 7th Street, Suite 2-825
San Francisco, CA 94103
OFFICE: (415) 625-2661 / FAX: (415) 625-2662

300 5th Avenue, Suite 1290
Seattle, WA 98104
OFFICE: (206) 398-8099 / FAX: (206) 398-8090

June 5, 2014

Mr. Eric Wilmsen, Treasurer
Transportation Union Local 1713
3301 102nd Place Southeast
Everett, WA 98208
Case Number: 530-5408760
LM Number: 019741

Dear Mr. Wilmsen:

This office has recently completed an audit of Transportation Union Local 1713 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 on May 28, 2014, the following problem was disclosed during the CAP. The matter listed below is not an exhaustive list of all possible problem areas since the audit conducted was limited in scope.

Reporting Violation

Failure to File Bylaws

The audit disclosed a violation of LMRDA Section 201(a), which requires that a union submit a copy of its revised constitution and bylaws with its LM report when it makes changes to its constitution or bylaws. Local 1713 has a local constitution and bylaws, but has not submitted a copy of the bylaws to OLMS. As agreed, Local 1713 will file a copy of its current constitution and bylaws with OLMS as soon as possible but not later than July 31, 2014.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Transportation Union Local 1713 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.