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Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, As Amended

(LMRDA)  Department of Labor Website:

LMRDA § 201(c) Every labor organization required to submit a report under this title shall make available the information required to be contained in such report to all of its members, and every such labor organization and its officers shall be under a duty enforceable at the suit of any member of such organization in any State court of competent jurisdiction or in the district court of the United States for the district in which such labor organization maintains its principal office, to permit such member for just cause to examine any books, records, and accounts necessary to verify such report. The court in such action may, in its discretion, in addition to any judgment awarded to the plaintiff or plaintiffs, allow a reasonable attorney’s fee to be paid by the defendant, and costs of the action So what does that all mean? According to our reader it means any member can write to the Union and demand a full accounting of any or all of the supporting documentation used to file the Union’s financial disclosures to the Department of Labor. If they refuse they can be taken to court and compelled to produce the documents.

So what does that all mean? According to our reader it means any member can write to the Union and demand a full accounting of any or all of the supporting documentation used to file the Union’s financial disclosures to the Department of Labor. If they refuse they can be taken to court and compelled to produce the documents.

Who signs the Financial disclosure: The President, Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, and the Treasurer, Pat Kane. Maybe this is why they keep changing the bylaws so the two of them (and only the two of them) can remain in the same offices. Pat Kane has been Treasurer since 2012 and Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez has been President since 2013. Now they want to slip Pat Kane into the Executive Director Position.

Members have a right  to demand a full accounting of all of the money (our dues) that was spent on the two of them! 

Convention delegates and the membership have  a right to this information before the convention!

Published by muckraker

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