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American Postal Workers

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AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS
1300 L STREET , NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20005

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
American Postal Workers State Association California  /  Pasadena, CA17,064
American Postal Workers State Association Ohio  /  Fairborn, OH6,138
American Postal Workers State Association Michigan Postal Workers Union  /  Flint, MI5,742
American Postal Workers State Association Florida  /  Tallahassee, FL4,798
American Postal Workers Local 10New York Metro Area  /  New York, NY4,774
American Postal Workers State Association North Carolina Council  /  Elizabeth City, NC4,709
American Postal Workers State Association Missouri  /  St. Louis, MO4,350
American Postal Workers State Association Virginia  /  Chesapeake, VA3,576
American Postal Workers State Association Minnesota  /  Eagan, MN3,534
American Postal Workers State Association Tennessee  /  Jackson, TN2,942

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

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

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 $72,930,140
Total Liabilities $4,204,988
Total Income $119,879,570
Total Spent $117,447,069

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $7,379,699 (+49.2%)
Accounts Receivable $19,943 (+6.6%)
Investments $37,529,866 (+25.9%)
Fixed Assets $21,478,244 (+25.9%)
Treasury Securities $6,025,869 (+6.5%)
Other Assets $496,519 (-0.5%)
Loans Receivable $0 (-100.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $1,432,411
Accounts Payable $398,813
Other Liabilities $2,373,764
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $42,160,177
Investments $6,077,346
Supplies $150,132
Loan Repayment $112,182
Interest $215,376
Dividends $1,440,893
Rents $1,890,182
Fees and Fines $9,906,093
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $1,563,497
Affiliates $56,363,692
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $141,377

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 $20,054,647 (17.08%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $1,179,413 (1.00%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $236,092 (0.20%)
General Overhead $6,452,963 (5.49%)
Union Administration $3,846,162 (3.27%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $8,115,205 (6.91%)
To Union Employees $6,390,705 (5.44%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

Search All Spending

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
2002292,901
2003239,147
2004227,425
2005286,700
2006283,279
2007276,129
2008269,243
2009246,895
2010248,012
2011249,084
2012246,272
2013238,269
2014238,629
2015247,467

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
$765,101
MARK DIMONDSTEINPRESIDENT$161,517
JOHN GEARHARDNBA A SO REGION MAINT$159,769
DEBBIE SZEREDYEXEC VICE PRESIDENT$159,252
TONY MCKINNONDIRECTOR IND RELATIONS$153,516
MICHAEL FOSTERDIRECTOR MOTOR VEHICLE$153,162
SAM LISENBENBA C FT WORTH AREA$152,629
STEVE RAYMERDIRECTOR MAINTENANCE DIV$151,729
TERRY MARTINEZAST DIR B MAINT DIV$150,884
ELIZABETH POWELLSECRETARY-TREASURER$149,389

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

Political Action Committees

Political Action CommitteeTotal Contributed
American Postal Workers Union$14,247,566
American Postal Workers Union AFL-CIO$487,082
PAF Cmte$23,727
Postal Workers Union/Pittsburgh$21,228

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
American Postal Workers Union$500,000

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

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
American Postal Workers Union$13,133,515

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 Incidents
1
criminal charges45
embezzlement charges86
Guilty Pleas78
Indictments27
Officials Sentenced48

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.

LocalDateView Audit
APWU Local 839June 22, 2016Full Audit Text
APWU Local 739June 21, 2016Full Audit Text
APWU Local 282June 9, 2016Full Audit Text
APWU Local 8006May 26, 2016Full Audit Text
APWU Local 227March 29, 2016Full Audit Text
APWU Local 1566October 27, 2015Full Audit Text
APWU Local 2061September 30, 2015Full Audit Text
APWU Local 266September 30, 2015Full Audit Text
APWU Local 3477September 29, 2015Full Audit Text
APWU Local 984September 9, 2015Full Audit Text
APWU Local 5007February 24, 2015Full Audit Text
APWU Local 543January 23, 2015Full Audit Text
APWU Local April 4, 2013Full Audit Text
APWU Local 897October 5, 2012Full Audit Text
APWU Local 6528September 25, 2012Full Audit Text
APWU Local 2023September 21, 2012Full Audit Text
APWU Local 826August 14, 2012Full Audit Text
APWU Local 1159May 29, 2012Full Audit Text
APWU Local 1228May 1, 2012Full Audit Text
APWU Local 96March 1, 2012Full Audit Text
APWU Local February 21, 2012Full Audit Text
APWU Local 81October 28, 2011Full Audit Text
APWU Local 1402October 17, 2011Full Audit Text
APWU Local 2154September 19, 2011Full Audit Text
APWU Local 277September 19, 2011Full Audit Text
APWU Local 3902September 15, 2011Full Audit Text
APWU Local 298April 5, 2011Full Audit Text
APWU Local 7043March 29, 2011Full Audit Text
APWU Local 192March 11, 2011Full Audit Text
APWU Local 3463March 4, 2011Full Audit Text
APWU Local 247January 11, 2011Full Audit Text
APWU Local 418November 30, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local November 5, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local 183October 12, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local 488October 8, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local 5September 30, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local 512September 27, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local 1291September 24, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local 263August 6, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local 3722July 27, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local 2255May 4, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local 1053March 12, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local 718March 5, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local February 8, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local January 6, 2010Full Audit Text
APWU Local 5885November 23, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local 4930October 7, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local September 21, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local September 21, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local 375July 31, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local 230July 30, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local 2318April 28, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local 366April 27, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local 164April 8, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local 7041March 18, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local 333March 16, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local 2247February 12, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local February 4, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local 6669February 3, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local 7029January 14, 2009Full Audit Text
APWU Local December 1, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 170November 19, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local November 7, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 458October 27, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 2070October 14, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local October 9, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 755August 28, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 271August 27, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 380August 25, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 215July 29, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 5085July 3, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 215June 29, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 731May 13, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local March 25, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 577March 19, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 162February 28, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 268February 28, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local February 4, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 65January 25, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 484January 18, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 166January 7, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 6315January 3, 2008Full Audit Text
APWU Local 539July 20, 2007Full Audit Text
APWU Local July 6, 2007Full Audit Text
APWU Local 7011May 11, 2007Full Audit Text
APWU Local 51January 25, 2007Full Audit Text
APWU Local 903January 8, 2007Full Audit Text
APWU Local 7048January 3, 2007Full Audit Text
APWU Local 197September 19, 2005Full Audit Text
APWU Local 3844July 29, 2005Full Audit Text
APWU Local 1742May 27, 2005Full Audit Text
APWU Local 5528May 9, 2005Full Audit Text
APWU Local 1348April 14, 2005Full Audit Text
APWU Local 5885April 12, 2005Full Audit Text
APWU Local 4553April 8, 2005Full Audit Text
APWU Local 374March 29, 2005Full Audit Text
APWU Local 7019March 23, 2005Full Audit Text
APWU Local 323March 21, 2005Full Audit Text
APWU Local 3463February 17, 2005Full Audit Text
APWU Local 73February 11, 2005Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Pension Plan For Former Employees Of Tennessee Electro Minerals Aluminum Brick & Glass Afl/cio
Tennessee Electro Minerals Inc
124
East Tennessee Technology Park Pension Plan For Grandfathered Employees
Urs Ch2m Oak Ridge Llc
2,04886.3
W.r. Grace & Co. - Ct -ret. Plan For Hourly Ees. --- Tennessee
W. R. Grace & Co. -ct
95

Associated Pension Funds

These pension funds are tied to the union according to their name only. There is no formal system for identifying all pension funds associated with a union. As a result, some of these pension fund may not be associated with the union.

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Pension Plan For Former Employees Of Tennessee Electro Minerals Aluminum Brick & Glass Afl/cio
Tennessee Electro Minerals Inc
124
East Tennessee Technology Park Pension Plan For Grandfathered Employees
Urs Ch2m Oak Ridge Llc
2,04886.3
W.r. Grace & Co. - Ct -ret. Plan For Hourly Ees. --- Tennessee
W. R. Grace & Co. -ct
95

Source: Internal Revenue Service.

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).

Recent Decertification Petitions

Case NumberName/UnionDate Filed
16-RD-001569Farrell Trucking Southern Mail
October 26th, 2007
26-RD-001144Mail Contractors of America, Inc.
October 23rd, 2007

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
MAIL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA INC (URBANDALE IA)
URBANDALE, IA
APWU Local 120
PAE
32500 Van Born Road, MI
APWU Local 93
United States Postal Services
Washington, DC
APWU Local 1139
Mail Contractors of America Inc
Des Moines, IA
APWU Local 125
Mail Contractors of America Inc
Kansas City, KS
APWU Local 85
Pat Salmon & Sons Inc
Little Rock, AR
APWU Local 12