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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.

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May 12th, 2010On May 12, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, an information was filed charging Kathy Oatman, former Secretary-Treasurer of Workers United Local 228 (located in Eau Claire, Wis.), with embezzlement of union funds in excess of $4,000. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Office.