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Service Employees, Local 1199 - Seiu United Health Care Workers East

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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 12th, 2003On November 12, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, an information was filed against Phyllis Harris, former secretary-treasurer of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1199, charging her with one count of making a false statement and a misrepresentation of material fact knowing it to be false on the Form LM-2. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.