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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Los Angeles District Office
915 Wilshire Boulevard
Room 910
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213)534-6405 Fax: (213)534-6413

April 26, 2007

Mr. John Corente, Business Manager
Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers AFL-CIO
Local 83
6275 Manchester Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90621

Re: Case Number

Dear Mr. Corente:

This office has completed an audit of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, Local 83 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 January 3, 2007, 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.

The CAP 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 constitution or bylaw changes are made. Local 83 amended its constitution and bylaws in 2002, but a copy was not filed with its LM report for that year. A copy of Local 83's constitution and bylaws has now been filed.

The audit revealed a violation of LMRDA Section 502 (Bonding), which requires that union officers and employees be bonded for no less than 10 percent of the total funds handled by those individuals or their predecessors during the preceding fiscal year. Local 83's officers and employees are currently bonded for $45,000, but they must be bonded for at least $48,000. Local 83 should obtain adequate bonding coverage for its officers and employees immediately. Adequate bonding coverage was obtained and documentation provided during the audit. No further enforcement action will be taken.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and grain Millers International union, Local 83 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: Patricia Morgan, President