Advisory on Union Officer Elections and Public Disclosure Reporting in Areas Affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma
Due to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, the Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) issues this advisory regarding the labor union officer election requirements under Title IV and the reporting requirements of Title II of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). OLMS recognizes that due to the property damage inflicted by the storms and evacuations from the affected areas, it may be difficult or impossible for some unions to conduct timely union officer elections. Similar difficulties may confront unions, labor consultants and employers faced with public disclosure filing requirements. OLMS issues this advisory for those unions, employers or labor consultants whose principal office is located in the affected areas or whose reportable activities occurred in those areas.