While the vast majority of union officers and employees do their work diligently and without incident, unfortunately civil and criminal violations do sometimes occur and, when they do, the union is the victim. The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts both civil and criminal 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 embezzlements of union funds, union officer elections, the filing of required reports by unions and others with OLMS, and the imposition of trusteeships over subordinate unions by a parent body. These investigations may result in legal enforcement actions.

Criminal Enforcement Actions

  • Criminal Actions - 2021
  • Criminal Actions - 2020
  • Criminal Actions - 2019
  • Criminal Actions - 2018
  • Criminal Actions - 2017
  • Criminal Actions - 2016
  • Criminal Actions - 2015
  • Criminal Actions - 2014
  • Criminal Actions - 2013
  • Criminal Actions - 2012
  • Criminal Actions - 2011
  • Criminal Actions - 2010
  • Criminal Actions - 2009
  • Criminal Actions - 2001 - 2008

Civil Enforcement Actions

Voluntary Compliance Agreements

When an OLMS investigation determines that a violation occurred that may have affected the outcome of a union election, OLMS seeks to enter into an agreement with the union for corrective action. If this voluntary agreement is not reached, the Secretary may file suit in federal district court to have the challenged election overturned and have a new election held under OLMS supervision.

  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2021
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2020
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2019
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2018
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2017
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2016
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2015
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2014
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2013
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2012
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2011
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2010
  • Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2005 - 2009

OLMS Historical Enforcement Data

OLMS Historical Filing Data

DOJ Enforcement Coordination - As part of its enforcement program under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), the Department of Labor (DOL) has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Justice (DOJ) with respect to enforcement responsibilities under the LMRDA.

NLRB Enforcement Coordination - As part of its enforcement program under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), the Department of Labor (DOL) has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Labor Relations (NLRB) with respect to enforcement responsibilities under the LMRDA.

Last Updated: 2-26-21