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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.

April 28th, 2014On April 28, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Udean Forbes-Payton, former Financial Secretary of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2500 (located in Detroit, Mich.), was charged with embezzling $5,562 in union funds between December 2006 and May 2011, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and falsifying union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office and the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General.