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 7th, 2016||On September 7, 2016, in the Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Arthur W. Boedecker, Jr., former Vice President of Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 270 (located in Brooklyn Heights, Ohio), was indicted for money laundering prohibitions, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 1315.55. On March 17, 2016, Boedecker was initially charged with one count of theft in the amount of $40,203. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati-Cleveland District Office.|
|June 27th, 2012||On June 27, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Alan Grayewski, former Chairperson of Utility Workers Local 223 â€“ Office, Professional, & Technical Division (located in Dearborn, Mich.), was charged in a one-count information with failure to maintain union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(a). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.|
|April 30th, 2008||On April 30, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Amy J. Cross, former Secretary/Treasurer of Utility Workers Local 308 (located in Lima, Ohio), pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $31,886.64. On April 7, 2008, an information was filed charging Cross with one count of embezzlement in the same amount. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.|
|April 7th, 2008||On April 7, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, an information was filed charging Amy Cross, former Secretary-Treasurer of Utility Workers Local 308 (located in Lima, Ohio), with one count of embezzling $31,887 of union funds. The information follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.|
|February 27th, 2003||On February 27, 2003, in Massachusetts District Court in Lynn, MA, Edward P. Martin, former president of Utility Workers Local 446, was charged with larceny in the amount of $22,568 following an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.|
|June 27th, 2001||On June 27, 2001, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Leo MacGillvray, former treasurer of Utility Workers Local 446, pled guilty to a one-count information charging him with embezzling $86,311 in union funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.|