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Railroad Signalmen, Local Lodge 172


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.

October 29th, 2013On October 29, 2013, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Jacob Barkemeyer, former Treasurer and Local Chairman for the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Local Lodge 172 (located in Los Lunas, N.M.), was indicted for embezzling $8,131 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver-St. Louis District Office.