Labor-Management Standards Office 2005 โ€“ Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Union Officials: Guidelines for Fiduciary Responsibilities Under Section 501 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, 29 U.S.C. ยง 501
Document Number: 05-21275
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
This document extends the period for comments on the Request for Information published on August 29, 2005 (70 FR 51228). The request seeks information from the public to assist the Department in determining whether to issue guidelines concerning the fiduciary obligations of union officers, agents, shop stewards and other representatives under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, as amended (LMRDA), and the content of any such guidelines. The comment period, which was to expire on October 28, 2005, is extended ninety days to January 26, 2006.
Labor Organization Officer and Employee Reports
Document Number: 05-21274
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
This document extends the period for comments on the proposed rule published on August 29, 2005. The proposed rule would revise the financial reports (Form LM-30) required to be filed by union officers and employees under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA). The comment period, which was to expire on October 28, 2005, is extended ninety days to January 26, 2006.
Union Officials: Guidelines for Fiduciary Responsibilities Under Section 501 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, 29 U.S.C. 501
Document Number: 05-16908
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
This notice is a request for information from the public to assist the Department of Labor (``Department'') in determining whether to issue guidelines concerning the fiduciary obligations of union officers, agents, shop stewards and other representatives under section 501(a) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (``LMRDA''), 29 U.S.C. 501. That section states, in general terms, that these persons occupy ``positions of trust'' within their labor organizations and must act in the best interests of their union. The LMRDA does not describe in detail the nature and scope of the fiduciary duties as applied to union officials. The Department also seeks comments on the nature and scope of such fiduciary obligations. The comments from interested parties, including unions, union members, union officers, agents, shop stewards, and other representatives, public interest groups, and the public will help determine whether the Department should issue specific guidelines describing the minimum standards officers, agents, shop stewards, and other union representatives must meet to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities under section 501 of the LMRDA. In addition, the comments should help delineate what issues concerning the fiduciary responsibilities of union officials should be addressed, if it is decided that the Department should issue such guidelines, and what specific standards should be included in the guidelines. These guidelines and standards could further the Department's interest in ensuring that breaches of fiduciary obligations not be permitted to occur or remain undisclosed.
Labor Organization Officer and Employee Reports
Document Number: 05-16907
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
The Employment Standards Administration (ESA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is proposing to revise the Form LM-30 and its instructions. The Form LM-30 implements section 202 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA or Act), 29 U.S.C. 432, whose purpose is to require officers and employees of labor organizations to publicly disclose possible conflicts between their personal financial interests and their duty to the labor union and its members. The proposed rule would clarify the Form LM-30, and its instructions, by explaining key terms and providing examples of the financial matters that must be reported, eliminate exemptions in the current Form LM-30 that permit filers to not report financial matters that would otherwise be required to be reported under the Act, and improve the usability of the reports by union members and the public. The Department invites general and specific comment on any aspect of the rule; it also invites comment on specific points, as noted throughout the text of this preamble.