Center for Union Facts logo

Union Facts

Musicians, Local 389

criminal charges

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.

February 5th, 2001On February 5, 2001, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Barry James, former president of Musicians Local 389, pled guilty to a one-count information for filing a false labor organization annual financial report. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office.