Monday, March 13, 2006

Union says its fixed its filing errors

Last week it came to light that the Department of Labor were investigating the Washington Teachers' Union over inconsistencies in its FY2005 financial filings. The inconsistencies, which the union has categorized as "routine technical shortcomings," have apparently been fixed.
Another problem was that the union did not file its financial report electronically, sending a paper copy and a computer disk.

"This is truly a case of routine technical shortcomings in the filing of union forms," Mr. Wohl said.

George Parker, president of the Washington Teachers' Union, said yesterday that he welcomes outside financial monitoring of the union, which returned to local control last year after an embezzlement landed its former president in prison.

"Whatever questions there were have been worked out," Mr. Parker said.

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