OLMS enforces the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), a statute that establishes basic standards of labor union democracy and financial integrity, as well as labor-management transparency. See About OLMS and Union Resources for further information. OLMS makes its work publicly available to ensure that workers, employers, policy makers, and the public have access to information on our enforcement activities concerning union officer elections, union trusteeships, union finances, and employer activities designed to persuade employees regarding their rights to form or not form a union at their workplace. In doing so, OLMS helps empower union members and strengthen their unions so they may fulfill the important role they play in the modern American economy. It also helps workers make informed decisions about whether they want to form, join, or assist a union. Select any of topics below to learn more.

 

ENSURING UNION DEMOCRACY

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UNION OFFICER ELECTIONS

OLMS investigates union members' complaints concerning union officer elections and seeks to set aside and rerun those few elections in which it finds a violation that may have affected the results. Please view the union election decisions page for further information.

UNION TRUSTEESHIPS

OLMS investigates complaints concerning union trusteeships. Please view the trusteeship decisions page for more information.

 

MONITORING UNION ASSETS

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COMPLIANCE AUDITS & INVESTIGATIONS

OLMS audits and investigates unions to ensure their compliance with the LMRDA and to protect unions from becoming victims of embezzlements. To find more information, please visit the OLMS compliance audit page and the criminal investigations page.

 

 

 

ADVANCING UNION AND EMPLOYER TRANSPARENCY

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FINANCIAL & ACTIVITY REPORTS

Unions file initial information reports (Form LM-1) and constitutions and bylaws, as well as annual financial disclosure reports, known as Labor-Management (LM) Reports (Forms LM-2, LM-3, LM-4, or simplified filings), with OLMS. See the Forms LM-1/2/3/4 page for further information. OLMS also collects and maintains collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) between unions employers. To find these reports, union constitutions and bylaws, and CBAs, please visit the OLMS Public Disclosure Room. In addition, employers and labor relations consultants engaged in persuading employees regarding union organizing and other campaigns, and surveilling them, file reports (Forms LM 10, 20, and 21), and union officers and employees file conflict-of-interest reports (Form LM-30) under certain circumstances, reflecting various of their financial transactions and agreements. You can also view the reports on the OLMS Public Disclosure Room. Please also view the employer-consultant reporting page for further information. 

 

 

Last Updated: 10-13-21