While the vast majority of union officers and employees do their work diligently and without incident, unfortunately civil violations do sometimes occur and, when they do, the union is the victim. The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts civil investigations of alleged violations of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and related laws. These investigations by OLMS District Offices involve issues such as union officer elections, the filing of required reports by unions, employers, and labor relations consultants with OLMS, and the imposition of trusteeships over subordinate unions by a parent body. These investigations may result in Civil Enforcement Actions or, in election cases, Voluntary Compliance Agreements reached without resort to litigation.   

Civil Enforcement Actions


Last Updated: 5-21-24