Under Section 501 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) it states that union officials
shall hold union dues solely for the benefit of the union and its members. The officials should manage, invest,
and disburse funds and property only as authorized by the union's constitution and by-laws or by proper resolution of its
membership. The officials shall refrain from financial or personal interests which conflict with those of their union;
and account to their union for any profits received from transacting union business. Below is the entire law:
V-SAFEGUARDS FOR LABOR ORGANIZATIONS
Fiduciary Responsibility of Officers of Labor Organizations
(29 U.S.C. 501)
SEC. 501. (a) The officers, agents, shop stewards, and other representatives of a labor organization occupy positions of
trust in relation to such organization and its members as a group. It is, therefore, the duty of each such person, taking
into account the special problems and functions of a labor organization, to hold its money and property solely for the benefit
of the organization and its members and to manage, invest, and expend the same in accordance with its constitution and bylaws
and any resolutions of the governing bodies adopted thereunder, to refrain from dealing with such organization as an adverse
party or in behalf of an adverse party in any matter connected with his duties and from holding or acquiring any pecuniary
or personal interest which conflicts with the interests of such organization, and to account to the organization for any profit
received by him in whatever capacity in connection with transactions conducted by him or under his direction on behalf of
the organization. A general exculpatory provision in the constitution and bylaws of such a labor organization or a general
exculpatory resolution of a governing body purporting to relieve any such person of liability for breach of the duties declared
by this section shall be void as against public policy.
(b) When any officer, agent, shop steward, or representative of any labor organization is alleged to have violated the
duties declared in subsection (a) and the labor organization or its governing board or officers refuse or fail to sue or recover
damages or secure an accounting or other appropriate relief within a reasonable time after being requested to do so by any
member of the labor organization, such member may sue such officer, agent, shop steward, or representative in any district
court of the United States or in any State court of competent jurisdiction to recover damages or secure an accounting or other
appropriate relief for the benefit of the labor organization. No such proceeding shall be brought except upon leave of the
court obtained upon verified application and for good cause shown which application may be made ex parte. The trial judge
may allot a reasonable part of the recovery in any action under this subsection to pay the fees of counsel prosecuting the
suit at the instance of the member of the labor organization and to compensate such member for any expenses necessarily paid
or incurred by him in connection with the litigation.
(c) Any person who embezzles, steals, or unlawfully and willfully abstracts or converts to his own use, or the use of another,
any of the moneys, funds, securities, property, or other assets of a labor organization of which he is an officer, or by which
he is employed, directly or indirectly, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than five years, or
I do not support the workgroups/committees or these by any other name as they do not provide the Council the opportunity
to negotiate changes in policy. There are limited numbers on these groups that are billed as "policy writing groups"
when in fact they are small groups that are "negotiating changes in policy." The Council is not the negotiating team on these changes.
I believe this is in conflict with the constitution. Therefore, I do not support workgroups by this or any other name.
The Agency has offered to do multiple policy groups with 10 people on each team. This would provide an opportunity for more
people to participate and get experience. This appears to be a better option.
CPL 33 TRAINING
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REVIEW DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LAW, REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIRED LM FILINGS
REVIEW INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE REGULATIONS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
REVIEW THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE REQUIRED ACCOUNTING, REGULATIONS AND
MANDATORY 990 FILINGS.
FINANCIAL OFFICERS' TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR 2009
1) BOP Training Seminar- National Labor College
2) St Louis Area Training Seminar- St Louis, Missouri
3) Human Rights Training Seminar- Las Vegas, Nevada
4) 8th District Training Seminar- Sioux Falls, S. Dakota
5) 5th District Training Seminar- Savannah, Georgia
6) 7th District Training Seminar- Thomasville, Michigan
7) 12th District Training Seminar- Escondido, California
Technically Speaking: Moving Your Local into the YouTube Age
Reynolds Building, Room 429
Little Rock, AR
Ø Legal Rights to Communicate in the Workplace
Ø Bargaining for Union Communication Rights
Ø Effective Use of E-mail and Web Sites
Ø Creating Videos and Posting on YouTube
Ø Using Facebook and MySpace
Ø Texting Your Union Messages
Bring your cell phones!
Hands on practice with using technology.
Who should attend: Union members and officers interested in effective communication.
Seminar sign in
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Park in Lot 13 on the north side of 28th Street.
Early Bird: $110
Early Bird: January
February 5, 2009
Issues in Collective Bargaining
March 12-14, 2009
Reynolds Building, Room 450
Ø Bargaining Environment
Ø Update on Health Care
Ø Working Family Issues
Ø FMLA and Attendance Policies
Ø Job Security
Ø Setting up Advocacy Committees
Ø Developing Proposals and Drafting Language
Ø Table Tactics and Bargaining Strategies
Participate in a mock bargaining session
Please bring your collective bargaining agreements.
Who should attend: Union officers, bargaining committee members and
those interested in the collective bargaining process.
Seminar sign in
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Thursday and Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunches for Thursday and Friday provided
Park in Lot 13 on the north side of 28th
Registration fee: $175
Registration deadline: February 26, 2009
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