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.
|June 7th, 2012||On June 7, 2012, in the Carroll County Court, Ohio, Jayne Dixon, former President of Workers United Local 17-T (located in Carrollton, Ohio), pled guilty to one count of theft. Dixon was then sentenced to 15 days of home confinement with electronic monitoring, three years of supervised release, and was ordered to make full restitution in the amount of $2,000. The guilty plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.|
|October 20th, 2011||On October 20, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, John McMahon, former President of Workers United, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 335-T (located in Chicago, Ill.), was sentenced to two years probation including six months of home confinement. McMahon was also ordered to pay $12,460 in restitution and a $25 special assessment. On June 9, 2011, McMahon pled guilty to one count of making false entries in union financial records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.|