U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Los Angeles District Office
915 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 534-6405 Fax:(213) 534-6413
October 28, 2009
Mr. Steve Becerra, Treasurer
Painters, Local 636
2333 N. Lake Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
LM File Number: 032-217
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Dear Mr. Becerra:
This office has recently completed an audit of Painters, Local 636 under the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to determine your organization’s compliance with the provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). As discussed during the exit interview with you, Susan Camago, Rene Real, and Mark Bartlett on September 11, 2009 the following problem was disclosed during the CAP. The matter listed below is not an exhaustive list of all possible problem areas since the audit conducted was limited in scope.
The audit disclosed:
The audit disclosed a violation of LMRDA Section 201(b), which requires labor organizations to file annual financial reports accurately disclosing their financial condition and operations. The Labor Organization Annual Report Form LM-2 filed by Local 636 for fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, was deficient in the following area:
Failure to File Bylaws
The audit disclosed a violation of LMRDA Section 201(a), which requires that a union submit a copy of its revised constitution and bylaws with its LM report when it makes changes to its constitution or bylaws. Local 636 amended its constitution in and bylaws in 2005, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year.
Local 636 has now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to Painters, Local 636 for the cooperation and courtesy extended during this compliance audit. I strongly recommend that you make sure this letter and the compliance assistance materials provided to you are passed on to future officers. If we can provide any additional assistance, please do not hesitate to call.