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Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act

The Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)

Fiduciary Duties

Under Title V, union representatives are obligated to manage union business for the sole benefit of the members. Individuals who violate their fiduciary duty may be sued in federal court.


Members who wish to sue union officials for violation of the fiduciary duty provisions must first request that the union itself take action. If the union does not take action within a reasonable period of time, the members may request permission of the court to sue.

I already have links to The Association For Union Democracy home and LMRDA pages and I think it's time to take a closer look at what LMRDA allows. So many potential lawsuits, so little time!

I have requested that the local cooperate with me and I've come to the following conclusion:

Either I'm not being taken seriously or someone thinks they have something to hide. I honestly don't know which but it no longer matters. I faxed ATU International a letter (posted) asking that they "investigate" the local's financial affairs and supply the information I require.

Four months is considered a "reasonable" period of time so we'll see what happens between now and the end of July.

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