New Union Coordinator Software from Union Built PC, Inc.

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Union Built PC, Inc. releases software for calendar and meeting scheduling, with the ability to track, store, and report the new LM 2 categories specified by the Department of Labor (DOL).

Union Built PC, Inc. has announced its new software package for labor unions, dubbed Union Coordinator. Entirely web-based, it began life as a daily planner/meeting scheduler and evolved into the sophisticated tool it is today, with the added ability to track and report the new LM 2 reporting requirements instituted by the Department of Labor (DOL) for unions beginning their fiscal year on or after July 1 of 2004.

"The unfortunate part of all this is that the Republican effort to burden labor unions with even more administrative tasks and reporting succeeded. It was fought back briefly, but we have to live under it now," said Rich Mata, Recording Secretary of UWUA Local 223 in Dearborn, Michigan. "This package does the trick for us, and it saves us months of administrative staff time."

The new DOL rules will force unions to track staff time and expenses by five distinct categories (for example, "Political Activities and Lobbying," and "Administrative Overhead") that they then have to report out at the end of the year. The DOL itself estimated that these additional rules and tracking items will add approximately 4 months of staff time to local and International unions' yearly workload.

"We have calculated it very carefully, and we estimate our software will gain those locals back at least 3 of those 4 months. It's that good," says Pete Marchese, East coast Regional Coordinator for Union Built PC, Inc. and retiree from CWA Local 1101 in New York. "Additionally, as a company we focus on and have decades of experience with labor unions, so we know what they face on a daily basis."

To arrange a demo or an on-site consultation, contact Union Built PC at http://www.unioncoordinator.com , or (877) 728-6466.

Union Built PC is organized by UWUA Local 223, IBEW Local 17, and CWA Local 1101.

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