LaborLab, a non-profit watchdog organization dedicated to protecting workers’ rights, today announced that it has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) against KV Information Consultants for deficient LM-20 filings.
LM-20 filings are required by law to disclose the activities of labor relations consultants, also known as persuader consultants or “union-busters.” LaborLab alleges that KV Information Consultants’ LM-20 filings fail to provide a detailed explanation of the terms and conditions of the consultants’ agreement or arrangement with Legoland San Diego, as is required under the law.
“KV Information Consultants’ LM-20 filings are woefully inadequate and fail to comply with the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA),” said Bob Funk, Executive Director of LaborLab. “The consultants’ mere statement of being ‘paid hourly and reimbursed expenses’ is simply not enough. Workers and their unions have the right to know the full details of the consultants’ engagement with Legoland San Diego.”
A screenshot of a deficient Form LM-20 recently filed KV Information, a union-busting firm recently hired by Legoland San Diego.
LaborLab is also concerned about the timing of the deficient LM-20 filings due to the fact that there is an open NLRB representation case (21-RC-325975) at Legoland San Diego involving International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 947.
“The timing of these filings raises serious questions about KV Information Consultants’ motives,” said Funk. “It appears that the consultants are trying to hide their activities and compensation from the public.”
LaborLab is urging OLMS to take immediate action to ensure compliance with the LMRDA and OLMS guidance by requiring KV Information Consultants to submit detailed and comprehensive LM-20 filings.
“Workers and their unions have the right to access complete and accurate information about the consultants’ activities,” said Funk. “We urge OLMS to hold KV Information Consultants accountable for their actions.”