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Bricklayers, District Council 1 - Illinois

Basic Information

Local 1

(ILLINOIS)

Quick Facts

Address

BRICKLAYERS

ELMHURST, IL 60126

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 $12,289,792
Total Liabilities $1,055,499
Total Income $9,351,568
Total Spent $8,664,544

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $4,987,712 (+16.0%)
Accounts Receivable $700,793 (+21.0%)
Investments $1,483,792 (+2.6%)
Fixed Assets $5,117,495 (+2.6%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $0 (0.0%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $366,916
Other Liabilities $688,583
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $8,395,572
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $5,876
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $36,437
Dividends $10,143
Rents $195,169
Fees and Fines $346,413
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $178,941
Affiliates $183,017
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $25,707

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 $2,133,415 (24.62%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $69,894 (0.81%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $121,273 (1.40%)
General Overhead $591,701 (6.83%)
Union Administration $1,588,043 (18.33%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $597,261 (6.89%)
To Union Employees $1,704,910 (19.68%)
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
20029,635
20038,784
200410,098
20057,725
200610,110
200710,754
200811,190
20098,386
20107,785
20115,937
20126,892
20136,687
20146,490
20156,363

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
JAMES ALLENPRESIDENT/EXEC BOARD$212,607
MICHAEL LOWERYSEC'Y TREAS/EXEC BOARD$177,624
TIMOTHY AIKENSLOCAL DIRECTOR/EXEC BOARD$143,616
MICHAEL ERDENBERGERLOCAL DIRECTOR$141,962
WILLIAM BREHENYLOCAL DIRECTOR/EXEC BOARD$140,987
JEFFREY BLOOMLOCAL DIRECTOR/EXEC BOARD$139,478
GREGORY POSCHLOCAL DIRECTOR$138,984
WILLIAM MURRAYBUSINESS AGENT$135,082
MICHAEL VOLPENTESTABUSINESS AGENT$130,801
ROBERT FITALBUSINESS AGENT$130,775

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

Last Updated: November 5th, 2016

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
Bricklayers Union Local 1 of Missouri$5,000.00

527 Spending

A union's 527 committee makes contributions to political candidates and other organizations for the purpose of influencing the outcome of an election. Unlike Political Action Committees, which are strictly regulated by the Federal Election Commission, 527s are regulated by the IRS. These committees are often considered a form of "soft money."

527 CommitteeTotal Spent
Bricklayers Union Local 1 of Illinois$235,305

Source: Internal Revenue Service by way of the Center for Responsive Politics

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

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
embezzlement charges2
Guilty Pleas2
Indictments2
Officials Sentenced1

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
BAC Local 17Full Audit Text
BAC Local 1Full Audit Text
BAC Local 1Full 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
Union Security Related1
Other Allegations1
Union Security Related (including Beck)1
Reserved Gate Issues1
Actions of Picketers1
Language on Picket Sign/Handbill1

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

Source: National Labor Relations Board; Case Activity Tracking System