Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Curtis Center
170 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 760 W
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 861-4818 Fax: (215) 861-4819
February 25, 2014
Mr. Terry Gallagher, President
IBEW Local 744
Case Number: 140-6000135
LM Number: 035228
Dear Mr. Gallagher:
This office has recently completed an audit of IBEW Local 744 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 on February 25, 2014, 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.
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 744 amended its constitution and bylaws in 2008, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year.
Local 744 has now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to IBEW Local 744 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: Mr. Gary Geyer, Financial Secretary