April 2, 2009

LM File No. 063-086


Bienvenido Caraballo, Treasurer
Unión General de Trabajadores
P.O. Box 29247
Estación 65 Infanteria
Rio Piedras, PR 009029

Dear Mr. Caraballo:

This is in response to your continuing hardship exemption request for Unión General de Trabajadores, LM File Number 063-086, for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2008.  Your request dated March 31, 2009 was received by the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) on March 31, 2009.  A continuing hardship exemption request requires the requesting union to demonstrate that it cannot file Form LM-2 electronically without undue burden or expense.

You based your request upon the following information stated in your letter:

You are waiting to receive a digital signature from IdenTrust.  It is your intention to electronically file your Form LM-2 as soon as you receive the signature.

OLMS grants your continuing hardship exemption request for filing Form LM-2 electronically for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2008, based on the information provided, until April 30, 2009.  If you have not already done so, please file a signed paper version of your Form LM-2 as soon as possible as it is due by March 31, 2009.  Until this report has been received, your union will be considered delinquent in its filing.

If you have any further questions about filing Form LM-2 pursuant to the hardship exemption, please call 202-693-0123 and reference your organization’s LM file number.



Andrew R. Davis, Chief
Division of Interpretations
  and Standards

cc: Larry King, Chief, Division of Reports, Disclosure & Audits


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