On May 30, 2019, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Labor-Management Standards published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to establish a Form T-1 to require annual reporting on financial information pertinent to “trusts in which a labor organization is interested.” The DOL is proposing this form because it believes this information has largely gone ... Read More ›
On March 1, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that agency fee objectors (“fair share members”) cannot be compelled to pay for union lobbying expenses. The NLRB held that lobbying activity is not part of the union’s representational function, and therefore lobbying expenses are not chargeable to such nonmembers. Furthermore, a union must ... Read More ›
The Illinois AFL-CIO hosts a one day seminar for local union officials and their accountants on preparing financial reports and conducting union officer elections. The seminar features speakers from the US DOL, OLMS, and Bob Cann from Legacy Professionals, among others. The seminar was held February 22 in Burr Ridge and March 1 in Springfield.