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Plumbers, Local 597

Basic Information

Local 597

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Address

PLUMBERS
45 N. OGDEN AVE.
CHICAGO, IL 606071813

Financial Information

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), which is enforced by the Office of Labor-Management Standards, requires labor unions to file annual reports detailing their operations. Contained in those reports are breakdowns of each union's spending, income and other financial information.

Basic Financials

Total Assets $25,515,410
Total Liabilities $1,307,056
Total Income $18,672,562
Total Spent $17,643,345

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $3,026,441 (+51.5%)
Accounts Receivable $169,379 (+7.1%)
Investments $6,709,812 (-29.5%)
Fixed Assets $15,576,787 (-29.5%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $32,991 (+23.3%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $3,852
Other Liabilities $16,144
Mortgages $1,287,060

Income

Dues $14,066,182
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $3,260,000
Supplies $24,687
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $453
Dividends $194,067
Rents $130,864
Fees and Fines $648,831
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $347,478
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $13,355

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Spending

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) requires unions to report how they spent their money in a number of categories. For the first five, OLMS requires unions to provide detailed information on any recipient that received more than $5,000 per year.

Spending Overview

Spending Breakdown

Representational $3,099,471 (17.57%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $242,185 (1.37%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $151,882 (0.86%)
General Overhead $1,506,129 (8.54%)
Union Administration $1,491,157 (8.45%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $2,379,782 (13.49%)
To Union Employees $262,477 (1.49%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

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Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
20027,085
20037,454
20047,879
20059,833
20069,170
20079,217
20089,012
200910,199
20109,653
20119,901
201210,153
201311,225
201410,903
201510,707

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
JAMES BUCHANANBUSINESS MANAGER$285,329
KEVIN MORRISSEYFINANCIAL SEC-TREASURER$222,168
THOMAS KOTELRECORDING SECRETARY$212,218
CHRISTOPHER HERNANDEZBUSINESS AGENT$198,932
KENNETH RUESKENBUSINESS AGENT$195,482
ROBERT PASSERELLA JR.BUSINESS AGENT$194,455
DENNIS HAHNEY JR.BUSINESS AGENT$193,500
DONALD GREGORYBUSINESS AGENT$192,590
TIMOTHY GALLAGHER JR.BUSINESS AGENT$192,425
LEO JOHNSONBUSINESS AGENT$191,427

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

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