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Musicians, Local 136

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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.

December 4th, 2001On December 4, 2001, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Thomas C. Bailey, former president and business manager of Musicians Local 136, and his wife, Deborah S. Bailey, an employee of the local, were indicted on charges of embezzling $15,601 in union funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.