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Steelworkers, Local 1358S

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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.

May 11th, 2007On May 11, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Alan Raines, former Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 1358 was charged with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $274,262.39, and one count of bank fraud. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.