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Elevator Constructors

Basic Information

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Address

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTORS
7154 COLUMBIA GATEWAY DRIVE
COLUMBIA, MD 21046

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Elevator Constructors Local 1Long Island City, NY2,513
Elevator Constructors Local 18Pasadena, CA1,848
Elevator Constructors Local 2Chicago Ridge, IL1,236
Elevator Constructors Local 10Lanham, MD1,226
Elevator Constructors Local 71Miami, FL1,053
Elevator Constructors Local 8San Francisco, CA998
Elevator Constructors Local 4Dorchester, MA935
Elevator Constructors Local 19Seattle, WA691
Elevator Constructors Local 31Houston, TX661
Elevator Constructors Local 21Arlington, TX643

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 $17,985,278
Total Liabilities $780,987
Total Income $14,901,525
Total Spent $12,361,184

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $12,071,772 (+26.7%)
Accounts Receivable $1,031,061 (-10.7%)
Investments $1,000,050 (-74.3%)
Fixed Assets $3,372,167 (-74.3%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $510,228 (+6.3%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $27,829
Accounts Payable $260,740
Other Liabilities $492,418
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $10,536,321
Investments $2,901,150
Supplies $87,564
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $111,936
Dividends $0
Rents $113,856
Fees and Fines $667,044
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $329,067
Affiliates $0
Members $154,587
Reinvestments $0
All Others $95,897

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 $5,641,958 (45.64%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $242,027 (1.96%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $159,542 (1.29%)
General Overhead $1,257,214 (10.17%)
Union Administration $1,814,047 (14.68%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $610,811 (4.94%)
To Union Employees $3,024,956 (24.47%)
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
200226,693
200326,315
200425,826
200525,839
200626,464
200726,357
200828,692
200929,613
201028,653
201127,076
201225,847
201324,975
201424,916
201525,454

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
FRANK CHIRSTENSENGENERAL PRESIDENT$346,213
LARRY MCGANNGENERAL SECRETARY-TREASUR$325,512
JAMES BENDER IIASST GENERAL PRESIDENT$321,777
KEVIN MCGETTIGANREGIONAL DIRECTOR$253,821
CLINT MATTHEWSREGIONAL DIRECTOR$253,749
MIKE LANGERREGIONAL DIRECTOR$248,012
HARRY GILBERT, JR.REGIONAL DIRECTOR$247,709
JAMES CHAPMAN IIIREGIONAL DIRECTOR$247,528
EDWARD CHRISTENSENREGIONAL DIRECTOR$246,773
DALE COALMERREGIONAL DIRECTOR$246,126

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

State-level Political Operations, by Party

Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics by way of Transparency Data.

Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

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 Incidents
5
criminal charges25
embezzlement charges2
Guilty Pleas29
Indictments10
Officials Sentenced30

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
IUEC Local 34September 4, 2015Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 93August 7, 2015Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 85May 26, 2015Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 59February 26, 2013Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 24November 5, 2012Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 35August 10, 2012Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 62April 16, 2012Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 126May 27, 2011Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 19April 13, 2011Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 93June 11, 2010Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 138January 25, 2010Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 38June 24, 2008Full Audit Text
IUEC Local ICAPOctober 19, 2006Full Audit Text
IUEC Local ICAPSeptember 14, 2005Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 39August 29, 2005Full Audit Text
IUEC Local 23August 1, 2005Full Audit Text
IUEC Local ICAPDecember 1, 2004Full 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
04-RD-085146PENN ELEVATOR
July 12th, 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(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information96
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)59
8(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation, incl'g Superseniority, denial of access47
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))36
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]33
8(b)(1)(A) Hiring Halls33
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)32
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]32
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence30
8(b)(2) Hiring Hall Related27
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)21
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment19
8(b)(3) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith or Surface Bargaining17
8(b)(1)(A) Discipline (including charges/fines)/Harassment16
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)13
8(b)(2) Union Security Related Actions11
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)10
8(b)(1)(B) Other Allegations8
8(b)(4)(D) All allegations7
8(b)(3) Refusal to Furnish Information6

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
Elevator Manufacturers Assn of NY & Others
Teaneck, NJ
IUEC Local 1