Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
New York District Office
201 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
(646)264-3190 Fax: (646)264-3191
September 24, 2007
Ms. Georgianna Musick, President
Communication Workers, AFL-CIO
Local Union 81134
94 East Browning Road
Bellmaw, NJ 08031
Re: Case Number-
Dear Ms. Musick:
This office has recently completed an audit of CWA Local 81134 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 on September 24,2007, 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 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 LM-3 filed by Local 81134 for fiscal year ending September 30,2006 was deficient in that the local's accountant have included the CWA National's portion of the per capital in the local's LM-3 report, item 54 "Other Disbursements". All the dues go directly to the CWA National. Therefore, the CWA National cut a check directly to the local's checking account. The local does not pay any per capita to the CWA National directly because it is already been deducted. The accountant erroneously included the amount of $107,362 on item 54 "Other Disbursements".
Local 81134 must file an amended Form LM-3 for fiscal year ending September 30,2006, to correct the deficient items discussed above. I provided you with a blank form and instructions, and advised you that the reporting forms and instructions are available on the OLMS website (www.olms.dol.gov). The amended Form LM-3 should be submitted to this office at the above address as soon as possible, but not later than October 9,2007. Before filing, review the report thoroughly to be sure it is complete, accurate, and signed properly with original signatures.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to CWA Local 81134 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,
cc: Jake Buchbinder