Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
36 East Seventh Street, Suite 2550
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 684-6840 Fax: (513) 684-6845
March 14, 2014
Ms. Sharon Browne, Treasurer
APWU Dayton Area Local
P.O. Box 123
Dayton, Ohio 45401-0123
Case Number: 350-3502429
LM Number: 506-176
Dear Ms. Browne:
This office has recently completed an audit of the APWU Dayton Area Local 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 President Karen Byars on March 11, 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.
1. 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. The APWU Dayton Area Local amended its constitution and bylaws in 2005, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year. That report has since been filed, so no further action is necessary.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to APWU Dayton Area Local 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.