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GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
80 F STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 200011583

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Government Employees Council 53National V A  /  Salem, VA103,172
Government Employees Council 33Prison Locals  /  Forest City, AR23,648
Government Employees 100Council Of Transportation Security Administration  /  New York, NY17,080
Government Employees 220National Ssa Field Operations Local  /  Brooklyn Center, MN14,589
Government Employees 83National Border Patrol  /  Tucson, AZ12,622
Government Employees 227Va, Tenth District  /  Dallas, TX11,504
Government Employees Council 179Fifth D Veteran Affairs  /  Clearwater, FL10,572
Government Employees 214National Aflc Locals  /  Wright-patterson Afb, OH9,319
Government Employees Local 1923Hhs  /  Baltimore, MD8,002
Government Employees 41Florida State  /  Orlando, FL7,789

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 $45,234,166
Total Liabilities $74,173,084
Total Income $134,852,702
Total Spent $132,503,704

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $6,126,492 (+62.2%)
Accounts Receivable $3,527,559 (-35.5%)
Investments $9,861,335 (-33.4%)
Fixed Assets $24,731,637 (-33.4%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $970,098 (+14.1%)
Loans Receivable $17,045 (-52.5%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $1,572,122
Other Liabilities $72,600,962
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $72,475,819
Investments $8,772,234
Supplies $200,553
Loan Repayment $2,278
Interest $6,201
Dividends $420,533
Rents $2,291,768
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $6,098,362
Affiliates $44,584,954
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $1,199,777

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 $28,166,153 (21.26%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $5,586,591 (4.22%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $385,618 (0.29%)
General Overhead $12,472,137 (9.41%)
Union Administration $11,857,007 (8.95%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $1,927,313 (1.45%)
To Union Employees $20,463,264 (15.44%)
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
2002200,600
2003204,282
2004226,599
2005226,975
2006229,248
2007235,678
2008248,845
2009265,154
2010280,292
2011289,023
2012299,642
2013301,201
2014306,338
2015319,230

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
J. DAVID COXNATIONAL PRESIDENT$289,059
$279,650
DAVID BORERGENERAL COUNSEL$223,751
CATHIE MCQUISTONDEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL$206,278
GERALD SWANKENATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT$205,589
BRIAN DEWYNGAERTCHIEF OF STAFF$203,844
EUGENE HUDSON JRNATIONAL SEC TREASURER$200,105
BETH MOTENDIR, LEGISLATION$188,134
JOSEPH FLYNNNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT$184,699
STUART KIRSCHASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL$182,134

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
American Federation of Govt Employees$6,219,639
American Federation of Govt Employees$22,341

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 Federation of Govt Employees$608,547

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 Federation of Govt Employees$24,196,743
AFGE National Border Patrol Council$389,999
AFGE Local 3721$40,000
American Fedn of Govt Emplys Local 2635$20,000
Professional Employees Local 511$0

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 charges115
embezzlement charges63
Guilty Pleas135
Indictments68
Officials Sentenced96

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
AFGE Local 3272March 3, 2026Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2157June 21, 2016Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2459June 16, 2016Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1263March 25, 2016Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2571March 3, 2016Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1040February 23, 2016Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2119February 2, 2016Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1612January 21, 2016Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3615January 15, 2016Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3555November 24, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1216October 13, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1764August 10, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1988June 9, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2429June 9, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2144May 13, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2349April 15, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3911March 27, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2930March 27, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3314March 13, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3860March 13, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 201February 26, 2015Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1546July 31, 2013Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2209July 19, 2013Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1438July 12, 2013Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2567July 11, 2013Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1822May 8, 2013Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 104April 18, 2013Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 83April 3, 2013Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1963February 11, 2013Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 53January 2, 2013Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2724December 17, 2012Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3399October 10, 2012Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1148August 10, 2012Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2580April 26, 2012Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 31March 5, 2012Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 400October 31, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 609September 22, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 5-184July 14, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1814June 24, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 919May 31, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2206May 26, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3197April 29, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3434March 31, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3972March 18, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2761February 23, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2483February 22, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 4040February 22, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1900February 9, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2466February 8, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2382February 4, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1133January 19, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1298January 7, 2011Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2138December 15, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3342December 14, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2883December 7, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1770September 30, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2089September 30, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1687September 23, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1867June 9, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3740April 27, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 701April 22, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2241April 8, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 216March 31, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1732March 8, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2065February 9, 2010Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3369November 23, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2024November 17, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3760November 4, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 898October 15, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3430September 29, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3416September 24, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1744September 22, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2040September 4, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1929August 24, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1108August 19, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1633August 18, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1661August 11, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3172July 16, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2275July 6, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2452June 26, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2264June 22, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1168June 19, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1764June 17, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1906April 22, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3306April 2, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2361March 24, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 906March 17, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2782March 11, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1739February 27, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1922February 13, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 221February 13, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1966February 3, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3457January 9, 2009Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1004December 31, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2419December 23, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 922December 17, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2663December 4, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2066December 2, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2400November 18, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1858November 10, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2139October 31, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 51September 23, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2354September 15, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1347September 5, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2544September 4, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1917July 17, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2198July 9, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1014June 27, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1844June 25, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 997June 16, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 910May 29, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1629May 19, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 709May 16, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2228May 16, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1793May 10, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1415April 28, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3955April 28, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 404April 15, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3748March 28, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3970March 20, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1104March 14, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3March 13, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1502March 4, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1504January 16, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3523January 9, 2008Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 85August 6, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 48July 13, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2143July 10, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2058July 9, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2272June 29, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2113June 22, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3314June 18, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3669June 12, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1822June 1, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3900May 31, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1674May 16, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2495May 3, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 4060April 6, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2157April 5, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2431March 22, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1831March 9, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1164March 6, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 104January 31, 2007Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2876September 22, 2006Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1006September 20, 2006Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2265July 24, 2006Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1916June 22, 2006Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2935June 9, 2006Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 420January 25, 2006Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1119January 25, 2006Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 908December 13, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1346December 12, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local DenverDecember 6, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2344November 17, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1168November 11, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3937November 10, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3354November 4, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1731November 1, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 171October 13, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1687September 20, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3607EPASeptember 15, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3493September 14, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2513August 31, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3343August 29, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 1667August 26, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2149July 28, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2722July 15, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2092July 12, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 2516July 7, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3848June 17, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3732May 31, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 3951April 15, 2005Full Audit Text
AFGE Local 110December 30, 2004Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
American Federation Of Government Employees Pension Plan
American Federation Of Government Employees
450

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
31-RD-155435American Medical Response
July 2nd, 2015
13-RD-002674NAVSTA Great Lakes Naval Base
May 26th, 2011
10-RD-001475Atlanta Building Maintenance
May 7th, 2008
10-RD-001474Golden Living - Tifton Rehabilitation Center
April 8th, 2008

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 access34
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)31
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information28
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]28
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)23
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment22
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]18
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))17
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)16
8(a)(3) Discipline9
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence7
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)6
8(a)(4) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment6
8(a)(1) Coercive Rules5
8(a)(2) Assistance4
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)3
8(a)(1) Interrogation (including Polling)3
8(b)(2) Causing Employer to Discriminate/Retaliate3
8(a)(2) Domination3
8(a)(4) Discharge (including Layoff and Refusal to Hire)3

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
Department of Veteran Affairs Service - Facilities Management Service (FMS)
West Palm Beach, FL
AFGE Local 72500
JanTec Inc.
Las Vegas, NV
AFGE Local 040
Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Pittsburgh, PA
AFGE Local 2300
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Albuquerque, NM
AFGE Local 07000
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (New England District)
Concord, MA
AFGE Local 0
Black Hills VA
Fort Meade, SD
AFGE Local 4700
Department of Veterans Affairs- PA
Philadelphia, PA
AFGE Local 0
Floorplan of the Racine Wisconsin Social Security
Madison, WI
AFGE Local 130
Joint Munitions Command
Rock Island, IL
AFGE Local 1500
Bureau of Prisons
Butner, NC
AFGE Local 01000