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Boilermakers

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BOILERMAKERS
753 STATE AVENUE
KANSAS CITY, KS 66101

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Boilermakers Lodge 693Moss Point, MS2,068
Boilermakers Lodge 104Seattle, WA1,773
Boilermakers District Lodge 57Chattanooga, TN1,646
Boilermakers Lodge 154Pittsburgh, PA1,454
Boilermakers District Lodge 3Birmingham, AL1,363
Boilermakers Lodge 13Newportville, PA1,311
Boilermakers Lodge 83Kansas City, MO1,311
Boilermakers Lodge 667Winfield, WV1,278
Boilermakers Lodge 40Elizabethtown, KY1,157
Boilermakers District Lodge 5Slidell, LA1,147

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 $60,407,647
Total Liabilities $947,196
Total Income $51,785,379
Total Spent $49,937,169

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $6,374,199 (+40.8%)
Accounts Receivable $1,511,691 (+458.6%)
Investments $41,316,771 (-2.2%)
Fixed Assets $10,701,625 (-2.2%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $36,040 (-3.0%)
Loans Receivable $467,321 (-34.9%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $489,375
Accounts Payable $105,209
Other Liabilities $352,612
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $22,778,123
Per Person Tax $16,543,784
Investments $1,633,811
Supplies $29,325
Loan Repayment $356,674
Interest $1,196,516
Dividends $463
Rents $1,444,388
Fees and Fines $340,645
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $2,087,354
Affiliates $5,374,296
Members $0
Reinvestments $5,579,507
All Others $50,769

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 $9,466,430 (18.96%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $1,299,487 (2.60%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $338,310 (0.68%)
General Overhead $8,778,920 (17.58%)
Union Administration $5,255,307 (10.52%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $2,867,159 (5.74%)
To Union Employees $5,584,840 (11.18%)
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
200279,892
200374,917
200471,930
200567,173
200665,691
200762,529
200864,509
200963,411
201061,359
201158,892
201257,203
201355,594
201454,789
201554,694

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
NEWTON JONESINTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT$657,887
JOSEPH MALONEYINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$579,425
TOM BACAINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$528,649
TRUMAN FAIRLEY, JR.INT'L VICE PRESIDENT$506,180
LAWRENCE MCMANAMONINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$483,329
WILLIAM CREEDENINT'L SECRETARY-TREASURER$465,337
DALE HAGGERTY, JR.INT'L VICE PRESIDENT$406,131
TYLER BROWNEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ISO$371,634
ED POWERINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$331,597
ANTHONY JACOBSSPC ASST. TO INT'L PRESID$283,879

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
Boilermakers Union$8,823,055
Boilermakers Union Local 169$370,894
Boilermakers Union Local 85$125,708
Boilermakers Union$5,280
Boilermakers Union$2,500

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
Boilermakers Union$1,069,362
Boilermakers-Blacksmiths Local 1$88,500

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
Boilermakers Union$6,967,000

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
criminal charges17
embezzlement charges31
Guilty Pleas22
Indictments16
Officials Sentenced14

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
BBF Local 106April 1, 2016Full Audit Text
BBF Local 650March 28, 2016Full Audit Text
BBF Local 906March 14, 2016Full Audit Text
BBF Local 357May 8, 2013Full Audit Text
BBF Local 549May 31, 2012Full Audit Text
BBF Local 1702May 4, 2012Full Audit Text
BBF Local 14January 18, 2012Full Audit Text
BBF Local 8November 1, 2011Full Audit Text
BBF Local 290September 30, 2011Full Audit Text
BBF Local 107December 1, 2010Full Audit Text
BBF Local 82August 12, 2010Full Audit Text
BBF Local 174July 16, 2010Full Audit Text
BBF Local 199June 10, 2010Full Audit Text
BBF Local 263May 17, 2010Full Audit Text
BBF Local 651April 12, 2010Full Audit Text
BBF Local 502February 25, 2010Full Audit Text
BBF Local 11December 3, 2009Full Audit Text
BBF Local 109November 30, 2009Full Audit Text
BBF Local 802September 25, 2009Full Audit Text
BBF Local 614June 25, 2009Full Audit Text
BBF Local 455March 12, 2009Full Audit Text
BBF Local 920February 26, 2009Full Audit Text
BBF Local 173December 2, 2008Full Audit Text
BBF Local 300October 23, 2008Full Audit Text
BBF Local 197August 20, 2008Full Audit Text
BBF Local 656February 20, 2008Full Audit Text
BBF Local 50_02February 15, 2008Full Audit Text
BBF Local 697January 2, 2008Full Audit Text
BBF Local ICAPJuly 10, 2007Full Audit Text
BBF Local 1255June 22, 2007Full Audit Text
BBF Local 87April 20, 2007Full Audit Text
BBF Local 363March 20, 2007Full Audit Text
BBF Local 482July 6, 2005Full Audit Text
BBF Local 416-DJune 30, 2005Full Audit Text
BBF Local 28April 1, 2005Full 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).

Recent Decertification Petitions

Case NumberName/UnionDate Filed
03-RD-165024Fulton Heating Solutions, Inc.
November 30th, 2015
10-RD-162329Samuel Pressure Vessel Group, Inc. d/b/a Steel Fab, Inc., a Wisconsin Corporation
October 21st, 2015
15-RD-161604Ohmstede LTD
October 8th, 2015
03-RD-145278Fulton Boiler Works, Inc.
January 29th, 2015
14-RD-110215Milano Metals and Recycling
July 30th, 2013
19-RD-108767Lafarge North America Inc.
July 9th, 2013
19-RD-097184T Bailey, Inc.
January 29th, 2013
10-RD-086933GUZZLER MANUFACTURING INC.
August 9th, 2012
14-RD-082273Milano Metals and Recycling
June 1st, 2012
19-RD-079274Pacific Rail Services, LLC
April 20th, 2012

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
8(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation, incl'g Superseniority, denial of access173
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information125
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]93
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)89
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))66
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)65
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]62
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)60
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment60
8(b)(1)(A) Hiring Halls36
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)36
8(a)(3) Discipline34
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence32
8(a)(1) Coercive Rules19
8(b)(2) Hiring Hall Related18
8(b)(3) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith or Surface Bargaining15
8(a)(3) Refusal to Consider/Hire Applicant (salting only)11
8(b)(2) Union Security Related Actions10
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)8
8(a)(1) Interrogation (including Polling)8

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

Source: National Labor Relations Board; Case Activity Tracking System

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
Imerys Talc
Ludlow, VT
BBF Local 44925
Hormann LLC
Montgomery, IL
BBF Local 49
Potsdam Stone & Concrete Division of Graymont Mate
Potsdam, NY
BBF Local 3425
Buffalo Crushed Stone Inc.
Cheektowaga, NY
BBF Local 325
Bastian Company Inc.
Phelps, NY
BBF Local 183
FINKL Steel Company
Chicago, IL
BBF Local 1274
Lewis Quarry Division of Graymont Materials (NY)
Lewis, NY
BBF Local 20
County Line Stone Co. Inc
Akron, NY
BBF Local 325
C&F FORGE
BATAVIA, IL
BBF Local 20
Hormann LLC
Montgomery, IL
BBF Local 50