Solis Labor Dept. Puts New Union Officer & Employee Report (LM-30) On Hold

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Solis Labor Dept. Puts New Union Officer & Employee Report (LM-30) On Hold

Post  JoeC (McGruff) on Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:44 pm



On Thursday March 19, 2009, the Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS) announced it would review the law and policy surrounding the 2007 revised LM-30 (Labor Organization Officer and Employee Annual Report). The "new" LM-30, developed under former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, substantially overhauled and expanded the 40 year old reporting requirements.

Under the new Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, OLMS announced a policy of "non-enforcement," meaning that parties can fulfill whatever reporting requirements they have under Section 202 of the Labor-Management and Reporting Disclosure Act (LMRDA), 29 U.S.C. § 432, using either the "old" or "new" LM-30 form. According to the March 19 announcement, "OLMS will accept either the old Form LM-30 or the new one for purposes of this non-enforcement policy. Both the old form and the new are available at http://www.dol.gov/esa/olms/regs/compliance/GPEA_Forms/blanklmforms.htm#new30

Note that reports for calendar year 2008 are due by March 31, 2009. However, due to the confusion regarding the LM-30 forms we anticpate OLMS will extend that deadline until May 31, 2009. For questions about whether you have any reporting obligations visit the OLMS web site or consult counsel.
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Former Labor Secretary Chao Complains Inadequate Union Disclosure.

Post  JoeC (McGruff) on Tue May 12, 2009 6:58 pm


Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao's article in May6th Wall Street Journal decrying Obama’s policy to stop using the LM-30 for union LMDRA compliance. Somehow, she manages to weave in an argument against the EFCA: the EFCA is misguided because employees don't want unions anyway. She cites a poll that purportedly finds that 81% of non-union members don’t want a union. But with a union density rate of 7%, it seems as though a lot of American workers want a union but can't get one. Chao is a Unionbuster her presence at the Dept will not be missed. She would have made a great commerce secretary but was out of her element at the DOL.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124157604375290453.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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