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Metal Trades Department

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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.

October 30th, 2019On October 30, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Southern Division, Ellen Canterbury, former President of Metal Trades Department (MTD) Metal Trades Council, Wiregrass Trades (located in Fort Rucker, Ala.), was charged in a one-count indictment with bank robbery and incidental crimes in the amount of $11,570, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2113(b). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta-Nashville District Office.