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Roofers, Local 49

Officials Sentenced

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.

September 23rd, 2011On September 23, 2011, in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Michael Thompson, former business manager for United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local 49 (located in Portland, Ore.), was sentenced to one year probation and was ordered to pay a $25 special assessment. On June 20, 2011, Thompson pled guilty to a single count of 29 U.S.C. 439(b) for filing of a false report. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.