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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Cleveland District Office
1240 East 9th Street, Suite 831
Cleveland, OH 44199
(216) 357-5455 Fax: (216) 357-5425
May 9, 2011

Mr. Carmen DeStefano, Financial Secretary
Steelworkers Local Union 1190
227 South Third Street
Steubenville, OH 43952

Case Number:
LM Number: 014801

Dear Mr. DeStefano:

This office has recently completed an audit of Steelworkers Local Union 1190 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 William Bensie on May 6, 2011, 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.

Reporting Violations

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-3 filed by Local 1190 for fiscal year ending
December 31, 2010, was deficient in that:

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 1190 amended its bylaws in 1991, but did not
file a copy with its LM report for that year.

Local 1190 has now filed a copy of its bylaws.

Mr. Carmen DeStefano
May 9, 2011
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I want to extend my personal appreciation to Steelworkers Local Union 1190 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.


Senior Investigator

cc: Mr. William Bensie, President