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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor

Office of Labor-Management Standards
Los Angeles District Office
915 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 910
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 534-6405 Fax: (213) 534-6413

September 9, 2011

Mr. Mark Sealy, Financial Secretary
Plasterers & Cement Masons AFL-CIO LU 755
13245 Riverside Dr. #350
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Case Number:
LM Number: 012112

Dear Mr. Sealy:

This office has recently completed an audit of Plasterers & Cement Masons AFL-CIO LU 755 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 Office Administrator Melissa Daggett on September 2, 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 Violation

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 755 for fiscal year ending December 31, 2010, 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 755 amended its constitution and bylaws in 2008, but did not file a copy with its LM report for those years.

Local 755 have now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Plasterers & Cement Masons AFL-CIO LU 755 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.