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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)



U.S. Department of Labor

Office of Labor-Management Standards
Nashville District Office
233 Cumberland Bend Drive, Suite 110
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 736-5906 Fax: (615) 736-7148





May 2, 2014

Mr. Larry Synamon, Treasurer
Auto Workers AFL-CIO Local 1617
425 Snyder Road
Morristown, TN 37813
Case Number: 410-6000771
LM Number: 066986


Dear Mr. Synamon:

This office has recently completed an audit of Auto Workers AFL-CIO Local 1617 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 Acting President William "Billy" Beck on April 25, 2014, 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 Violations

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 1617 amended its bylaws in 2000, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year.

Local 1617 has now filed a copy of its bylaws.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Auto Workers AFL-CIO Local 1617 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.

Sincerely,




Investigator

cc: Mr. Jimmy Bledsoe, President