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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Washington, DC 20210



July 17, 2009

Mr. Patrick Finley, General President
Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons International Union
11720 Beltsville Drive, Suite 700
Beltsville, Maryland 20705

Dear Mr. Finley:

The complaints to the Department of Labor protesting the continuation of the trusteeship in Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 109 in Akron, Ohio have been investigated pursuant to Sections 304 and 601 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959.

Following a review of the investigative findings by this office and the Office of the Solicitor, Division for Civil Rights and Labor-Management, a decision has been made that those findings do not provide a basis for action by the Department.

A statement of reasons setting forth the basis for this decision is enclosed.


Cynthia M. Downing
Chief, Division of Enforcement


cc: Mr. Brian A. Powers, Esquire
O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue, LLP
4748 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Katherine Bissell, Associate Solicitor for Civil Rights and Labor-Management


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