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Office of Labor-Management Enforcement

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts both civil and criminal investigations of alleged violations of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and related laws.

These investigations by OLMS District Offices involve issues such as embezzlements of union funds, union officer elections, the filing of required reports by unions and others with OLMS, and the imposition of trusteeships over subordinate unions by a parent body. These investigations may result in legal enforcement actions.

November 19th, 2010On November 19, 2010, in the United States District Court of the Western District of Missouri, Tammy Allen, former Secretary-Treasurer of Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 184L (located in Kansas City, Kans.), was indicted on one count of bank fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1344 totaling $45,766.81. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Kansas City Resident Investigator Office.
September 18th, 2002On September 18, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jack Hatch, former president of Local 43 of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU), pled guilty to embezzling $40,782.49 in union funds. He was indicted on March 28, 2002 for the embezzlement of at least $70,000 following an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office.