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April 22, 2009 

LM File No. 034-472


Peter J. Mustacchio, Treasurer
Plasterers and Cement Masons AFL-CIO
Local 577
4515 West 41st Avenue
Denver, CO 80212

Dear Mr. Mustacchio:

This is in response to your continuing hardship exemption request for Plasterers and Cement Masons AFL-CIO Local 577, LM File Number 034-472, for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2008.  Your request dated April 14, 2009 was received by the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) on April 17, 2009.  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:

You have in the past filed Form LM-3, but you discovered in preparing your report that some unusual income received in 2008 necessitates your filing a Form LM-2 for that fiscal year. You immediately filed a hardcopy Form LM-2 under a temporary hardship exemption.  However the copy was returned to you with a letter from this agency stating it had been rejected.  It is your intention to electronically file your Form LM-2 as soon as you receive digital signatures for your officers.

OLMS grants your continuing hardship exemption request for filing Form LM-2 electronically for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2008, based on the information provided, until June 1, 2009.  The completed hardcopy report that you enclosed with your request has been forwarded to the OLMS Division of Reports, Disclosure and Audits.

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
  and Standards

cc: Larry King, Chief, Division of Reports, Disclosure & Audits


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