U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Cleveland District Office
1240 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44199
(216)357-5455 Fax: (216)357-5425
September 3, 2009
Mr. Brian Speelman, President
376 West Longview Avenue
Mansfield, OH 44905
LM File Number 013-761
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Dear Mr. Speelman:
This office has recently completed an audit of Steelworkers Local 169 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, Curt Yarger, and Mark Henderson on August 11, 2009, no violations of the LMRDA were disclosed in areas of financial activity included in the CAP. This does not exhaust all possible problem areas, however, since the audit conducted was limited in scope and did not include all areas of your union’s operation.
An inventory the Local 169 safe revealed that the local was in possession of $496.00 collected in 2009 through a gate collection at AK for a Local 169 member as well $540.00 collected in 2009 for a golf league. These funds were not recorded as a receipt to the local or deposited to the local’s bank account. Local 169 has control over these funds, and as such the funds must be recorded as a receipt to the local and deposited into the local’s bank account. You agreed you will do so in the future.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to Steelworkers Local 169 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.
cc: Curt Yarger, Treasurer
Mark Henderson, Financial Secretary