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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 19th, 2011On May 19, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Tyson Pedigo, former General Secretary-Treasurer of Railroad Signalmen General Committee 12 (located in Meridian, Tex.), pled guilty to a charge of falsifying union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
November 18th, 2009On November 18, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, John A. Mannenga, former Recording Secretary-Treasurer of Railroad Signalmen Local 98 (located in Norwalk, Iowa) was charged with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $14,042 and two counts of filing false reports with the Department of Labor. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.