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Carpenters

Basic Information

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Address

CARPENTERS
101 CONSTITUTION AVENUE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Carpenters District Council Eastern District  /  Glassboro, NJ96,038
Carpenters Conference Eighth District Org and Educ Program  /  Las Vegas, NV90,170
Carpenters District Council Southwest Regional Council  /  Los Angeles, CA45,147
Carpenters Council Industrial Coalition  /  Portland, OR32,000
Carpenters Regional Council Indiana/kentucky/ohio Regional Council  /  Greenwood, IN31,259
Carpenters Conference Northern Ca Counties (46)  /  Oakland, CA30,853
Carpenters Council Oakland, CA30,853
Carpenters Regional Council Chicago Reg. Council of Carpenters  /  Chicago, IL30,275
Carpenters Regional Council Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters  /  Edison, NJ24,233
Carpenters Regional Council Pacific Northwest  /  Kent, WA20,554

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 $663,083,824
Total Liabilities $5,720,610
Total Income $152,409,330
Total Spent $146,930,060

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $27,647,372 (+24.7%)
Accounts Receivable $4,782,678 (+5.6%)
Investments $417,933,757 (-4.1%)
Fixed Assets $156,236,520 (-4.1%)
Treasury Securities $29,939,639 (0.0%)
Other Assets $6,369,552 (-6.7%)
Loans Receivable $20,174,306 (+4.7%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $1,927,485
Other Liabilities $3,793,125
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $62,696,591
Investments $39,439,547
Supplies $647,714
Loan Repayment $831,498
Interest $6,711,650
Dividends $14,512,934
Rents $2,776,523
Fees and Fines $854,449
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $23,938,424
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $92,847,079
All Others $344,235

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 $4,095,869 (2.79%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $5,149,678 (3.50%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $8,199,235 (5.58%)
General Overhead $30,248,150 (20.59%)
Union Administration $21,306,610 (14.50%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $2,204,897 (1.50%)
To Union Employees $9,696,570 (6.60%)
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
2002531,839
2003523,271
2004524,237
2005522,416
2006523,126
2007523,815
2008511,053
2009473,777
2010446,694
2011428,207
2012415,806
2013411,050
2014412,278
2015447,743

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
CHARLES MAPLESDISTRICT VICE PRESIDENT$556,495
DOUGLAS MCCARRONGENERAL PRESIDENT$479,611
ANDRIS SILINSGEN SECRETARY TREASURER$405,736
FRANK SPENCERSECOND GEN VICE PRESIDENT$396,661
RANDY SOWELLDIRECTOR - REAL ESTATE$392,904
DOUGLAS BANESGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$389,998
PATRICK FLOODREPRESENTATIVE$320,059
THOMAS FLYNNDIRECTOR - POLITICAL$313,158
ROBERT NEWKIRKDISTRICT VICE PRESIDENT$312,460
DAVID THARPDISTRICT VICE PRESIDENT$306,852

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

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
Carpenters Union/Philadelphia & Vicinity$9,526,575
Working for Working Americans$8,795,203
Carpenters Union/Pacific Northwest$2,393,429
Carpenters Union/Chicago & Northeast IL$1,941,889
Carpenters Fund for Growth & Progress$1,157,152
Carpenters Union/Michigan$838,836
Carpenters Union/Northwest Ohio$784,095
Carpenters Union/Greater St Louis$563,914
Carpenters Union/Kansas City & Vicinity$210,609
Indiana Carpenters Political Fund$105,513
Carpenters & Joiners Union$74,785
Carpenters Union/Kansas$70,500
Carpenters Union Local 351$27,795
Carpenters Union/Southeastern Region$16,192

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
Carpenters & Joiners Union$7,043,917

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
2
criminal charges51
embezzlement charges85
Guilty Pleas68
Indictments26
Officials Sentenced42

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
CJA Local 74May 31, 2016Full Audit Text
CJA Local 363February 9, 2016Full Audit Text
CJA Local 314August 26, 2015Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2012June 9, 2015Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1050May 13, 2015Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2311March 30, 2015Full Audit Text
CJA Local May 29, 2013Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1556February 28, 2013Full Audit Text
CJA Local 638February 15, 2013Full Audit Text
CJA Local 578December 14, 2012Full Audit Text
CJA Local 71December 7, 2012Full Audit Text
CJA Local 68June 12, 2012Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1310June 4, 2012Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2007May 9, 2012Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1594May 1, 2012Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1181November 9, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 51September 14, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 22July 25, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 73July 22, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 106June 28, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 55June 23, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 295April 19, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1936April 8, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 6March 4, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1006March 4, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 127March 3, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 429February 10, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1733January 27, 2011Full Audit Text
CJA Local 470November 1, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 712October 13, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 624October 6, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 735September 28, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 777September 28, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 19September 24, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 244August 30, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 113August 11, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 370August 10, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 312July 30, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 357July 27, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 35July 7, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 725June 28, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2298June 22, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 557May 24, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 34May 17, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 112April 1, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2761March 29, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 715March 3, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 3073February 25, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local January 12, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1488January 6, 2010Full Audit Text
CJA Local 756December 22, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 132November 20, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1707November 16, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1008November 9, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1997October 15, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1144October 14, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 85September 14, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1142September 11, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2380September 4, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1102August 24, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1143July 20, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 40July 10, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 377July 1, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1456June 26, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 31June 25, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 345May 29, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1797May 27, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1795May 18, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 56April 27, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2396April 14, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1319March 24, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 64March 18, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1065March 12, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1006February 25, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local February 12, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 131February 5, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 73January 28, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1715January 9, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1861January 8, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 204January 7, 2009Full Audit Text
CJA Local 256December 23, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 433December 2, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 186November 14, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 821November 14, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1160October 20, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local September 30, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2633August 13, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 562August 11, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 558August 5, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1329July 10, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1532June 25, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 157June 24, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 344June 23, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1529June 16, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 151May 29, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 308May 16, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 714May 15, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 795May 7, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 329May 2, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 126April 17, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2958April 16, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 11April 11, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2127March 27, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 851March 27, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 596March 13, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 731March 6, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 283February 19, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 922February 14, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1026February 13, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1875January 30, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 505January 29, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2119January 16, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1312January 14, 2008Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2187August 9, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 210August 2, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 645July 31, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1847June 25, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 310June 22, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1348May 24, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1361April 11, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1839April 5, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 101March 15, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 546March 2, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 634January 23, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1233January 19, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local 742January 11, 2007Full Audit Text
CJA Local September 5, 2006Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2001June 9, 2006Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2235January 25, 2006Full Audit Text
CJA Local SterlingDecember 28, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1349December 21, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 107December 9, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 804December 1, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 725November 14, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1743September 26, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local Jamaica, NYSeptember 20, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 897September 13, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 602August 29, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 185August 3, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2July 20, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 264July 8, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1068July 5, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1155June 28, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2834May 23, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 54May 23, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 424May 13, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 600April 20, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 313April 12, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2154April 8, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1121April 7, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1904April 5, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 191April 1, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 58March 21, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2283February 14, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 275February 14, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1445February 11, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 165January 25, 2005Full Audit Text
CJA Local 4043December 28, 2004Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
United Brotherhood of Carpenters Pension Plan United States Segment
United Brotherhood of Carpenters Pension Plan
4,57493.0

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
15-RD-185502Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC
October 4th, 2016
15-RD-183131Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC
August 30th, 2016
20-RD-170793Collins Pine Company
March 1st, 2016
01-RD-169328MARK RICHEY WOODWORKING
February 9th, 2016
01-RD-162065J-Con, Inc. d/b/a J-Con Woodworking
October 16th, 2015
20-RD-153496Sierra Pacific Industries Quincy
June 3rd, 2015
20-RD-151787Sierra Pacific Industries Quincy Division
May 7th, 2015
22-RD-147753ELEVATOR DOORS, INC.
March 9th, 2015
14-RD-146644Royal Canin U.S.A., Inc.
February 19th, 2015
04-RD-143092Consolidated Distribution Services, Inc.
December 18th, 2014

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
Commercial Wood Products
Adelanto, CA
CJA Local 9250
Commercial Agt Cedar Rapids IA (CJA Local 308 Chicago Rgl Council)
Cedar Rapids, IA
CJA Local 304424
Commercial Agt Milan & Davenport IA (CJA Locals 4/166 Chicago Rgl Council)
Davenport, IA
CJA Local 4725
Greater New York Floor Coverers' Association Inc.
New York, NY
CJA Local 0
Building Contractors Association of New York Inc.
New York, NY
CJA Local 0
Association of Concrete Contractors of New York Inc
New York, NY
CJA Local 0
Construction Employers Association of Central NY Inc.
New York, NY
CJA Local 425000
Association of Concrete Contractors of New York
New York, NY
CJA Local 425000
Sweet Construction Corporation
New York, NY
CJA Local 260
Construction Contractors Association
New York, NY
CJA Local 425000