SEP 08 2010
LM File No. 533-802
Becky Baldwin, Secretary/Treasurer
Borgess Staff Nurse Council
P.O. Box 82
Nazareth, MI 49048
Dear Ms. Baldwin:
This is in response to your continuing hardship exemption request for the Borgess Staff Nurse Council, LM File Number 533-802, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. Your request dated August 25, 2010 was received by the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) on September 1, 2010. A continuing hardship exemption request requires the requesting union to demonstrate that it cannot file Form LM-2 electronically without undue burden or expense.
You based your request upon the following information stated in your letter:
Your union normally files a Form LM-4, but is required to file a Form LM-2 for your 2010 fiscal year. You believe that a one-time purchase of two digital signatures would present a hardship for your local.
OLMS grants your continuing hardship exemption request for filing Form LM-2 electronically for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, based on the information provided, as it appears that your union will only be required to file the Form LM-2 for the 2010 fiscal year.
Enclosed is a paper version of Form LM-2 and instructions with your union’s identifying information pre-filled. The report can be completed on the paper form, signed manually, and mailed to OLMS at the address given in the instructions.
- If you have any further questions about filing Form LM-2 pursuant to the hardship exemption, please call 202-693-0123 and reference your organization’s LM file number.
Andrew R. Davis, Chief
Division of Interpretations
cc: Larry King, Chief, Division of Reports, Disclosure & Audits