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GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS
25 LOUISIANA AVENUE, N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20001

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Graphic Communications District Council 2Southern California Printing Specialists  /  Fullerton, CA6,696
Graphic Communications Local 388Fullerton, CA4,901
Graphic Communications District Council 4Carol Stream, IL4,631
Graphic Communications District Council 1Milwaukee, WI4,533
Graphic Communications Local 458Carol Stream, IL3,856
Graphic Communications District Council 3Cincinnati  /  Cincinnati, OH3,048
Graphic Communications District Joint Council Missouri Kansas Iowa Nebraska  /  Kansas City, MO2,131
Graphic Communications Local 583San Francisco, CA1,455
Graphic Communications Local 546Cleveland, OH1,344
Graphic Communications Local 415Chicago, IL1,338

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 $13,309,120
Total Liabilities $13,633,873
Total Income $5,279,397
Total Spent $5,077,636

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $1,226,030 (+19.7%)
Accounts Receivable $1,130,730 (+7.2%)
Investments $10,126,909 (+2.5%)
Fixed Assets $65,103 (+2.5%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $756,848 (-17.9%)
Loans Receivable $3,500 (-31.9%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $164,143
Other Liabilities $13,469,730
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $4,138,375
Investments $20,664
Supplies $2,582
Loan Repayment $1,384
Interest $369,293
Dividends $0
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $84,224
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $448,743
Affiliates $214,132
Members $0
Reinvestments $131,221
All Others $17,921

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 $1,447,931 (28.52%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $50,510 (0.99%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $17,177 (0.34%)
General Overhead $867,517 (17.09%)
Union Administration $628,453 (12.38%)
Strike Benefits $6,676 (0.13%)
To Union Officers $305,935 (6.03%)
To Union Employees $850,036 (16.74%)
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
200284,554
200378,148
200471,740
200562,261
200697,591
200793,076
200890,305
200986,150
201081,093
201178,145
201272,723
201370,423
201467,806
201566,441

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
GEORGE TEDESCHIPRESIDENT$217,785
ROBERT LACEYSECRETARY-TREASURER$195,442
NICHOLAS CARUSOREPRESENTATIVE$128,022
JAMES ROBERTSREPRESENTATIVE$126,924
MICHAEL HUGGINSREPRESENTATIVE$122,916
BONNIE LINDSLEYDIRECTOR OF MBRSH$118,148
AYESHAH WRIGHTDIR OF ACCOUNTING$117,380
RICHARD STREETORGANIZER$116,733
RICKEY PUTMANORGANIZER$113,286
KATHY SELFEXECUTIVE SECRETARY$84,299

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
Graphic Communications Union$515,950

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
Graphic Communications Union$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
criminal charges7
embezzlement charges17
Guilty Pleas16
Indictments3
Officials Sentenced11

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
GCIU Local 285February 6, 2015Full Audit Text
GCIU Local January 29, 2013Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 367August 13, 2012Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 235April 29, 2012Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 197December 27, 2011Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 379April 15, 2011Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 4March 25, 2011Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 188September 20, 2010Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 16January 27, 2010Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 439January 19, 2010Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 290October 9, 2009Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 72May 20, 2009Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 404December 17, 2008Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 42September 5, 2008Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 4August 26, 2008Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 116May 9, 2008Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 22March 31, 2008Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 400March 11, 2008Full Audit Text
GCIU Local May 7, 2007Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 27January 25, 2007Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 235-MOctober 25, 2005Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 16-COctober 21, 2005Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 144-BSeptember 29, 2005Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 38August 26, 2005Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 1BJune 24, 2005Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 29-CApril 1, 2005Full Audit Text
GCIU Local 404MFebruary 24, 2005Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Retirement Benefit Plan of Gciu Detroit Newspaper Union 13n With Detroit Area Newspaper Publishers
Retirement Benefit Plan of Gciu Detroit Newspaper Union 13n W
69729.1
Gciu - Employer Retirement Benefit Plan
Board of Trustees Gciu-Employer Retirement Benefit Plan
48,73567.5

Associated Pension Funds

These pension funds are tied to the union according to their name only. There is no formal system for identifying all pension funds associated with a union. As a result, some of these pension fund may not be associated with the union.

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Retirement Benefit Plan of Gciu Detroit Newspaper Union 13n With Detroit Area Newspaper Publishers
Retirement Benefit Plan of Gciu Detroit Newspaper Union 13n W
69729.1
Gciu - Employer Retirement Benefit Plan
Board of Trustees Gciu-Employer Retirement Benefit Plan
48,73567.5

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
25-RD-147435KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL COMPANY LLC
March 4th, 2015
14-RD-144054Donlevy Lithograph
January 9th, 2015
10-RD-125905Quad/Graphics Printing Corp.
April 4th, 2014
10-RD-119610QG, LLC
December 24th, 2013
25-RD-113588CHESAPEAKE PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING, LLC
September 18th, 2013
05-RD-108307Standard Register Corp.
July 1st, 2013
14-RD-063276Huston Patterson Corporation
August 24th, 2011
26-RD-001185QG, LLC
June 27th, 2011
21-RD-002895Los Angeles Times Communications LLC
March 22nd, 2011
03-RD-001592Binghamton Press Company
March 11th, 2011

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)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)150
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]148
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)140
8(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation, incl'g Superseniority, denial of access92
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment89
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))85
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information70
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)69
8(b)(2) Union Security Related Actions61
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)60
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]56
8(a)(3) Discipline45
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)27
8(a)(1) Coercive Rules20
8(a)(5) Refusal to Recognize12
8(a)(1) Interrogation (including Polling)11
8(a)(4) Discharge (including Layoff and Refusal to Hire)9
8(a)(5) Shutdown or Relocate (e.g. First National Maint.).Subcontract Work8
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence8
8(a)(4) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment7

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
Bravo Print & Mail
Carlstadt, NJ
GCIU Local 3
Triboro Press
Astoria, NY
GCIU Local 1
Garrett Printing & Graphics
Bristol, CT
GCIU Local 2
International Paper
Montgomery, IL
GCIU Local 498
Vincy's Printing
Schenectady, NY
GCIU Local 4
International Paper
Bedford Park, IL
GCIU Local 422
The Peoria Journal Star
Peoria, IL
GCIU Local 817
Times Union
Albany, NY
GCIU Local 11
Cascades
Aurora, IL
GCIU Local 439
First Step Print Shop
Underhill, VT
GCIU Local 2