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Service Employees, Local 1199 - Seiu United Health Care Workers East

Basic Information

Local 1199

(SEIU UNITED HEALTH CARE WORKERS EAST)

Quick Facts

Address

SERVICE EMPLOYEES
310 WEST 43RD STREET
NEW YORK, NY 100366407

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 $34,757,084
Total Liabilities $23,260,136
Total Income $184,539,859
Total Spent $186,483,951

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $8,180,274 (-19.2%)
Accounts Receivable $1,545,203 (-8.1%)
Investments $3,217,070 (-25.5%)
Fixed Assets $8,591,516 (-25.5%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $13,212,937 (+4.1%)
Loans Receivable $10,084 (-1.7%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $116,754
Accounts Payable $17,380,168
Other Liabilities $5,763,214
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $153,075,109
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $1,098,825
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $16,475
Interest $12,561
Dividends $132
Rents $23,357,629
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $6,979,128
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $482,608

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 $52,000,946 (27.88%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $10,707,506 (5.74%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $1,554,511 (0.83%)
General Overhead $47,030,075 (25.22%)
Union Administration $8,353,967 (4.48%)
Strike Benefits $23,056 (0.01%)
To Union Officers $9,602,454 (5.15%)
To Union Employees $48,553,097 (26.04%)
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
2002225,000
2003240,000
2004240,000
2005283,000
2006321,985
2007332,652
2008341,345
2009353,916
2010343,498
2011358,429
2012347,073
2013347,139
2014354,450
2015351,149

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
$1,402,203
MICHAEL COOPERMANCFO DIRECTOR OF ADMIN$242,748
GEORGE GRESHAMPRESIDENT$225,948
VILMA LINARES-VAUGHNCHIEF OF STAFF$197,031
ANGELA ECKERTEXECUTIVE V.P.$172,182
MARIA CASTANEDASECRETARY TREASURER$172,005
GEORGE KENNEDYEXECUTIVE V.P.$147,405
JAY JAFFESR. MANAGING COUNSEL$140,877
ALETHIA JONESDIRECTOR$138,267
MILAGROS SILVA-BERMUDEZEXECUTIVE V.P.$136,257

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

State-level Political Operations, by Party

Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics by way of Transparency Data.

Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Political Action Committees

Political Action CommitteeTotal Contributed

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Crime, Corruption & Racketeering

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts investigations to determine if violations of the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) provisions have occurred.

Investigations are initiated based on various sources such as complaints from union members; information developed by OLMS as a result of reviewing reports filed; information developed during an OLMS audit of a union’s books and records; and information obtained from other government agencies. Investigations may involve civil matters (such as an election of union officers) or criminal matters (such as embezzlement of union funds).

Corruption and Embezzlement Charges

Type of Criminal ActivityNumber of Instances
criminal charges1

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Financial Audits

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has responsibility under the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) to conduct audits to determine if unions are complying with the law.

OLMS uses a streamlined audit approach called the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to audit local unions which utilizes specialized records review and investigative techniques to verify LMRDA compliance.

LocalViolationsView Audit
SEIU Local 1199Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 1199Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Union Decertifications

Unionized employees can elect to revoke a union's right to represent them through a process called a decertification. In order to decertify a union, a majority of the unionized employees must vote to remove the union in an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Unionized employees, business owners, managers, and others often bring labor law charges against unions. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) oversees the porcess of determining if the union violated the National Labor Relations Act.

AllegationCases Filed
Duty of Fair Representation6
Other Allegations2
Union Security Related (including Beck)2
Union Security Related1
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Initial Contract)1
Refusal to Bargain (Succeeding Contract)1
Refusal to Furnish Information1
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)1

Please note that a single case may fall into multiple allegation categories.

Source: National Labor Relations Board; Case Activity Tracking System