Posts Posts by: "NILRR Staff"

Union federal disclosure reports show over $1.3 billion spent on “political and lobbying activities” from forced dues-funded union treasuries in 2017-18 (Washington, DC) – The National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR) has released a new analysis of publicly available union political spending data during the 2017-2018 election cycle, finding record levels…(Read More)


2019 USDOL Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) On April 9, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Newport News Division, Benjamin Wisecarver, former President of International Alliance of Theatrical, Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 264 (located in Hampton, Va.), was sentenced to five months in prison, five months…(Read More)

Critical, Critical and Declining, Endangered and WRERA Status Notices Under Federal pension law, if a multiemployer pension plan is determined to be in critical status (a plan in critical and declining status is considered to be a plan in critical status) or endangered status, the plan must provide notice of this status to participants, beneficiaries…(Read More)


CAP Closing Letters 2018 This page contains U.S. Department of Labor Compliance Audit Program (CAP) closing letters issued in 2018. Closing letters for audits are issued upon the completion of a union audit performed by the Office of Labor-Management Standards. Union NameAffiliateDatePDFAir Traffic Controllers (NATCA)ZAU10-30-18PDFAmalgamated Transit UnionDIV 39812-11-18PDFAmerican…(Read More)


On December 20, 2018, in the United States District Court of Rhode Island, Adam Conheeny, former police officer and former Treasurer of Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 8 (located in Newport, R.I.), was sentenced to three months of imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release.  Conheeny previously paid $20,000…(Read More)