How can a union member enforce the LMRDA?
However, some provisions of the LMRDA such as the Bill of Rights and the fiduciary standards for union officers can only be enforced by union members through a private suit in Federal district court. See the OLMS Interpretative Manual Enforcement section. The CSRA standards of conduct regulations also incorporate many of the LMRDA provisions.
Why is the LMRDA important to the public?
The LMRDA is premised on the understanding that union members, officers, and the public in general would benefit by having access to information about labor unions, their officers and employees, employers, labor relations consultants, and surety companies.
What does the LMRDA and CsrA stand for?
The LMRDA and CSRA promote union democracy through standards for union officer elections and union trusteeships.
What are the filing requirements for the LMRDA?
The filing requirements are determined by the total annual receipts of the union: Form LM-2 – This most detailed annual report must be filed by unions with total annual receipts of $250,000 or more and those in trusteeship.
When to file a complaint with the LMRDA?
After the election; protests must first be filed with the union, in a timely manner (check the union constitution for time limits). Your protest must contain all complaints you have about the election. If you have not obtained relief from the union within three months, you must file your complaint within the next month.
What do unions need to file with the LMRDA?
Title II of the LMRDA. Unions must file with the US Department of Labor copies of their constitutions and bylaws, and financial reports, called “LM-2,” “LM-3” or “LM-4” forms (depending on the case).
Is the LMRDA the same as the Railway Labor Act?
The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), also known as the Landrum-Griffin Act, is the federal law that provides rights for most private sector union members, including postal workers and those covered by the Railway Labor Act. It does not apply to union bodies which represent only state and local government employees.
What can a union member do with a LM report?
The LM forms give you information about officers’ salaries and expenses, union loans, expenditures and investments. With a federal judge’s permission members can enforce their rights to examine books and records needed to verify the LM report.