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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
St. Louis District Office
1222 Spruce Street, Suite 9.109E
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 539-2667 Fax: (314) 539-2626
April 29, 2011

Mr. Tracy Hutchison, Financial Secretary
Steelworkers Local 15009A
P.O. Box 309
Energy, IL 62933

Case Number:
LM Number: 054079

Dear Mr. Hutchison:

This office has recently completed an audit of Steelworkers Local 15009A 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 and President Debra Horn on April 14, 2011, the following problems
were disclosed during the CAP. The matters listed below are not an exhaustive list of all
possible problem areas since the audit conducted was limited in scope.

Reporting Violation

The CAP 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-3) filed by Local 15009A for fiscal year ending
December 31, 2009, was deficient in the following area:

Cash Reconciliation

The Form LM-3 did not reconcile in that the cash at the start of the reporting period (Item 25 A),
plus total receipts (Item 44), minus total disbursements (Item 55), does not equal cash at the end
of the period (Item 25 B). This indicates an error in your organization’s reported figures totaling
$882. It was determined this error was a result of outstanding checks which were deducted twice
from the cash figure at the start of the reporting period.

I am not requiring that Local 15009A file an amended LM report for 2009 to correct the deficient
items, but as agreed, Local 15009A will properly report the deficient items on all future reports
filed with this agency.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Steelworkers Local 15009A 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.


Mr. Tracy Hutchison
June 28, 2011
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cc: Ms. Debra Horn, President