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Bricklayers

Basic Information

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Address

BRICKLAYERS
620 F STREET, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20004

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Bricklayers State Conference Long Island City, NY10,742
Bricklayers District Council 1Illinois  /  Elmhurst, IL6,363
Bricklayers Local 21Elmhurst, IL5,118
Bricklayers District Council Ohio Administrative District Council  /  Hudson, OH4,682
Bricklayers Local 1Long Island City, NY4,345
Bricklayers State Conference 99California  /  South El Monte, CA3,683
Bricklayers Local 2Bac Local 2 of Michigan  /  Warren, MI3,529
Bricklayers Local 3Eastern Massachusetts  /  Charlestown, MA3,486
Bricklayers Local 4Indiana and Kentucky  /  Anderson, IN3,097
Bricklayers Council Administrative District Council Nj  /  Bordentown, NJ3,034

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 $67,487,713
Total Liabilities $2,203,759
Total Income $40,904,217
Total Spent $44,641,551

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $16,462,440 (-18.5%)
Accounts Receivable $4,616,365 (+24.6%)
Investments $41,227,810 (+14.3%)
Fixed Assets $2,900,915 (+14.3%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $2,080,183 (+261.4%)
Loans Receivable $200,000 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $722,079
Other Liabilities $1,481,680
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $33,141,076
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $0
Supplies $130,134
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $10,965
Dividends $1,521
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $302,691
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $6,717,197
Affiliates $600,633
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $77,593

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 $9,786,029 (21.92%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $1,587,864 (3.56%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $567,666 (1.27%)
General Overhead $8,254,598 (18.49%)
Union Administration $5,893,006 (13.20%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $822,494 (1.84%)
To Union Employees $7,013,326 (15.71%)
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
2002101,499
2003100,427
200499,892
200595,225
200694,115
200796,126
200895,455
200991,714
201086,046
201181,357
201277,864
201376,233
201472,855
201572,963

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
JAMES BOLANDPRESIDENT$359,646
HENRY KRAMERSECRETARY-TREASURER$331,665
GERARD SCARANOEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$299,556
TIMOTHY DRISCOLLEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$299,317
BRIDGET O'CONNORGENERAL COUNSEL$228,017
JENNIFER PENOSODIRECTOR, FMU$223,335
STEPHEN NELMSDIRECTOR, ORGANIZING$188,477
STEVEN BAILEYREGIONAL DIRECTOR$187,670
MICHAEL HAWTHORNEIU REGIONAL REPRESENATIVE$186,088
PAUL NAGELREGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE$184,685

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$6,498,813
Bricklayers Union$549,715
Bricklayers Union/Rhode Island$32,925
Bricklayers Union Local 3$22,550
Bricklayers Union Local 1 of Missouri$5,000
Bricklayers Union$1,000

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$1,623,958
Bricklayers Union Local 1 of Illinois$235,305
Bricklayers Union$39,152
Bricklayers Union Local 4$21,600
Bricklayers Union Local 4$14,200

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
Bricklayers Union$3,426,200

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 charges6
embezzlement charges8
Guilty Pleas9
Indictments4
Officials Sentenced5

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
BAC Local 3October 18, 2012Full Audit Text
BAC Local 55May 1, 2012Full Audit Text
BAC Local 3September 30, 2011Full Audit Text
BAC Local 7May 11, 2011Full Audit Text
BAC Local 99September 28, 2010Full Audit Text
BAC Local 1May 27, 2010Full Audit Text
BAC Local 5May 24, 2010Full Audit Text
BAC Local 18October 20, 2008Full Audit Text
BAC Local 1June 10, 2008Full Audit Text
BAC Local 1November 1, 2005Full Audit Text
BAC Local WisconsinSeptember 30, 2005Full Audit Text
BAC Local 16May 27, 2005Full Audit Text
BAC Local 3April 6, 2005Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Bricklayers and Trowel Trades International Pension Fund
Bricklayers and Trowel Trades Intl Pension Fd Bd of Trustee
76,87560.3
Bricklayers and Trowel Trades International Pension Fund
Bricklayers and Trowel Trades Intl Pension Fd Bd of Trustee
76,87560.3

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
14-RD-184007White Energy Co., LLC
September 12th, 2016
15-RD-180678ADM/Golden Peanut and Treenut
July 25th, 2016
13-RD-180693Bunzl Distribution MidCentral, Inc.
July 22nd, 2016
14-RD-178126Riback Supply Company
June 10th, 2016
25-RD-177779SPEEDWAY REDI MIX, INC.
June 7th, 2016
25-RD-177698KANKAKEE COUNTY TRAINING CENTER FOR THE DISABLED, INC.
June 6th, 2016
25-RD-176212Kankakee County Training Center
May 16th, 2016
18-RD-173638ITU AbsorbTech, Inc.
April 8th, 2016
25-RD-168634SPEEDWAY REDI MIX, INC.
January 28th, 2016
13-RD-167859Oak Park Arms, LLC
January 19th, 2016

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 access619
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)572
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)514
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]443
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)432
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))357
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]357
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information355
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment328
8(a)(3) Discipline222
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)199
8(a)(1) Coercive Rules143
8(a)(1) Interrogation (including Polling)135
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence94
8(b)(3) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith or Surface Bargaining42
8(a)(3) Refusal to Consider/Hire Applicant (salting only)41
8(a)(5) Refusal to Recognize40
8(a)(4) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment32
8(a)(1) Weingarten32
8(b)(2) Union Security Related Actions31

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
Terrazzo and Mosaic Association of Northern California
San Francisco, CA
BAC Local 30
Chicago Terrazzo & Mosaic Contractors Association
Elmhurst, IL
BAC Local 2214150
Mason Contractors Association and Independent Employers
Saint Louis, MO
BAC Local 2121
Northwest Indiana Mason Contractors Association Inc
Merrillville, IN
BAC Local 49075
Associated Building Contractors of Lafayette, Inc.
Lafayette, IN
BAC Local 31200
LRD, Mason Contractors Association of Cincinnati O
Cincinnati, OH
BAC Local 80600
MASON CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF CLEVELAND OHIO
Independence, OH
BAC Local 212900
Seedorf Masonry Inc.
Cedar Rapids, IA
BAC Local 181170
Seedorf Masonry
Des Moines, IA
BAC Local 8975
AGC-West Central Ohio Division
Lima, OH
BAC Local 3545