DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS BY VIOLENCE29 U.S.C. § 530
Title 29 U.S.C. § 530 prohibits any person from using actual or
threatened violence for the purpose of interfering with, or retaliating
against, the exercise by members of labor organizations of rights guaranteed
to them by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). These
rights of labor union members in the private sector include, among others,
the right to assemble and speak on union affairs, to participate in union
meetings, to vote in union elections, to be a candidate for union office,
and to support candidates of one's choice. See 29 U.S.C.
§§ 411 and 481. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has
primary investigative jurisdiction with respect to violations of 29 U.S.C.
§ 530, pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding between the
Departments of Justice and Labor dated February 16, 1960. The Memorandum
permits different arrangements to be made by the Departments of Justice and
Labor on a case-by-case basis. The Labor Management Unit of the Organized
Crime and Gang Section, Criminal Division, has supervisory
For more information on this statute, see the
Criminal Resource Manual
at 2441. A form indictment is in the
Criminal Resource Manual at 2442.
[updated May 2011]