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Below is a list of voluntary compliance agreements entered into in 2022.


On June 8, 2022, OLMS entered into a voluntary compliance agreement with Industrial Workers of the World – North American Regional Administration (IWW NARA), located in Chicago, Ill., concerning its November 30, 2021, election of officers. The union agreed to conduct new nominations and a new election for the offices of general secretary-treasurer and seven seats on the general executive board under OLMS supervision on or before December 1, 2022. The investigation disclosed that the union failed to permit members in good standing the right to be candidates when it failed to provide those members due process at the hearing during the disciplinary process, which led to several nominated members being barred from running for office, despite pending appeals. The agreement follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On May 6, 2022, OLMS entered into a voluntary compliance agreement with Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 241 (located in New York, N.Y.) to conduct a new election and installation for the offices of vice president, treasurer, three at-large executive board members, one Juilliard executive board member, and one public safety board executive board member to be completed on or before September 15, 2022, under the supervision of the Secretary of Labor. The investigation established that the union failed to mail a notice of election to all members at their last known home address not less than 15 days prior to the election, in violation of Section 401(e) of the LMRDA. The investigation further found that the union failed to properly secure unused ballots prior to the election, in violation of Section 401(c) of the LMRDA. The agreement follows an investigation conducted by the OLMS New York District Office.

On April 28, 2022, the Department entered into a voluntary compliance agreement with American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 1291 (located in Petaluma, Calif.). The union agreed to conduct new nominations, and a new election and installation, for the offices of president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer under OLMS supervision before August 30, 2022. The investigation concluded that Local 1291 denied a member in good standing the opportunity to nominate and be nominated, in violation of Section 401(e) of the LMRDA. The agreement follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco-Seattle District Office.

On March 30, 2022, OLMS entered into a voluntary compliance agreement with Teamsters Local 385 (located in Orlando, Fla.). The union agreed to conduct a new election (and new nominations, if necessary) for the office of third trustee before June 30, 2022. The investigation concluded that Local 385 funds were used to promote the candidacy of certain candidates in that union vehicles were used for campaigning, in violation of Section 401(g) of the LMRDA. The agreement follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta-Nashville District Office.

 

Last Updated: 6-16-22