SEP 08 2010

                                                                                    LM File No. 533-802


Becky Baldwin, Secretary/Treasurer
Borgess Staff Nurse Council
P.O. Box 82
Nazareth, MI 49048

Dear Ms. Baldwin:

This is in response to your continuing hardship exemption request for the Borgess Staff Nurse Council, LM File Number 533-802, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.  Your request dated August 25, 2010 was received by the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) on September 1, 2010.  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:

Your union normally files a Form LM-4, but is required to file a Form LM-2 for your 2010 fiscal year.  You believe that a one-time purchase of two digital signatures would present a hardship for your local.

OLMS grants your continuing hardship exemption request for filing Form LM-2 electronically for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, based on the information provided, as it appears that your union will only be required to file the Form LM-2 for the 2010 fiscal year.

Enclosed is a paper version of Form LM-2 and instructions with your union’s identifying information pre-filled. The report can be completed on the paper form, signed manually, and mailed to OLMS at the address given in the instructions.

  1. 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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