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Iron Workers

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IRON WORKERS
1750 NEW YORK AVE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20006

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Iron Workers District Council Greater New York And Vicinity  /  New York, NY10,320
Iron Workers District Council Northern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, N West Va  /  Washington, PA7,106
Iron Workers District Council Philadelphia & Vicinity  /  Westville, NJ6,389
Iron Workers District Council Ironworkers District Council Of Chi  /  Des Plaines, IL6,360
Iron Workers District Council Southern Ohio & Vicinity  /  Franklin, OH6,147
Iron Workers District Council New England States  /  South Boston, MA6,010
Iron Workers District Council Pacific Northwest  /  Edmonds, WA5,702
Iron Workers District Council Texas  /  Georgetown, TX4,618
Iron Workers Local 433City Of Industry, CA4,491
Iron Workers District Council Mid Atlantic States  /  Parkville, MD3,337

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 $111,674,422
Total Liabilities $978,314
Total Income $73,063,523
Total Spent $69,941,586

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $19,973,925 (+18.5%)
Accounts Receivable $5,715,094 (+11.4%)
Investments $78,440,124 (+4.2%)
Fixed Assets $3,430,713 (+4.2%)
Treasury Securities $3,750,159 (-33.8%)
Other Assets $364,407 (+31.7%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $957,868
Other Liabilities $20,446
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $28,645,398
Investments $17,042,557
Supplies $107,829
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $1,962,949
Dividends $607,466
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $14,125,681
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $10,571,643
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $77,936

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 $10,447,570 (14.94%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $1,214,684 (1.74%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $544,645 (0.78%)
General Overhead $7,920,200 (11.32%)
Union Administration $13,293,022 (19.01%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $2,118,989 (3.03%)
To Union Employees $9,674,642 (13.83%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

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Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
2002135,072
2003130,928
2004127,009
2005125,437
2006127,222
2007134,134
2008140,406
2009136,010
2010126,956
2011122,671
2012121,940
2013121,647
2014123,906
2015128,314

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
WALTER WISEGENERAL PRESIDENT$420,465
RONALD PIKSAGENERAL TREASURER$361,452
ERIC DEANGENERAL SECRETARY$344,917
KEVIN HILTONCEO OF IMPACT$287,187
JOHN BIELAKEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR$266,650
KENNETH DEAN6TH VICE PRESIDENT$258,197
BERNARD EVERS5TH VICE PRES/CHIEF STAFF$255,149
ERIC BOHNEGENERAL ORGANIZER$247,804
DARRELL LABOUCAN4TH VICE PRESIDENT$241,284
DAVID KOLBEPOLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE REP$239,280

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
Ironworkers Union$15,126,721
Ironworkers Union Local 401$188,600
Ironworkers Union Local 67$59,430
Ironworkers Union Local 397$5,000
Ironworkers Local 167$2,000
Hawaii Ironworkers Trust Fund$1,075
Ironworkers Union Local 402$400

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
Ironworkers Union$7,223,824
Ironworkers Local 395$1,186,751
Ironworkers Local 444$79,172
Ironworkers Union Local 17$40,132
Ironworkers Union/Pacific Northwest$10,628

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
Ironworkers Union$3,800,000

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 charges33
embezzlement charges50
Guilty Pleas46
Indictments19
Officials Sentenced29

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
BSOIW Local 207May 3, 2016Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 8April 29, 2016Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 404October 27, 2015Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 742August 28, 2015Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 704March 31, 2015Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 612May 20, 2013Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 1March 13, 2013Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 550December 17, 2012Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 433December 13, 2012Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 9November 16, 2012Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 549November 8, 2012Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 197October 22, 2012Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 396June 29, 2012Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 844March 28, 2012Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 518July 6, 2011Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 501February 15, 2011Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local June 29, 2010Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 745May 18, 2010Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 24January 22, 2010Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local December 16, 2009Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 89August 4, 2009Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 6July 2, 2009Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 492June 29, 2009Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 380June 9, 2009Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 383March 31, 2009Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 92March 9, 2009Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 392February 27, 2009Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 373January 29, 2009Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 58August 28, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 787August 28, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 14August 22, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 350May 29, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 577May 1, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 811April 16, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 665April 3, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 440March 13, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 470March 3, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 11February 7, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 45February 7, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local January 31, 2008Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local June 18, 2007Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 625April 23, 2007Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 372March 2, 2007Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 7February 16, 2007Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 167July 14, 2006Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 520December 22, 2005Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 3September 6, 2005Full Audit Text
BSOIW Local 576June 10, 2005Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
International Association Full-time Salaried Officers And Employees Of Outside Local Unions And District Councils Pension Plan
Board Of Trustees, International Association Full-time Salaried
2,10790.9

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
10-RD-175959Precision Vehicle Logistics
May 11th, 2016
10-RD-160157Gentry Steel, Inc.
September 17th, 2015
01-RD-155802RUSCO ENTERPRISES INC.
July 13th, 2015
08-RD-074967W. S. Tyler, Division of Haver Tyler, Inc.
February 22nd, 2012
19-RD-070186Ochoco Manufacturing Corp.
December 6th, 2011
04-RD-002190W. Rose, Inc.
October 7th, 2010
36-RD-001715U.S. Metal Works, Inc.
December 1st, 2008
32-RD-001547PDM Steel Service Centers, Inc.
August 24th, 2007
08-RD-002087W.L. Jenkins Company, Inc.
June 12th, 2007
26-RD-001128Scepter, Inc.
December 5th, 2005

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
Northwest Indiana Contractors Association Inc.
Portage, IN
BSOIW Local 9304500
Hawkeye Employer Council
Burlington, IA
BSOIW Local 5715140
FENCE ASSOCIATION OF GREATER CHICAGO
Chicago, IL
BSOIW Local 331240
Central Illinois Builders Association of General Contractors
Springfield, IL
BSOIW Local 4692353
Quad City Builders Association Inc of Rock Island IL
Rock Island, IL
BSOIW Local 15975
Allied Building Metal Industries Inc.
New York, NY
BSOIW Local 02
BILCO
West Haven, CT
BSOIW Local 346
Quad City Builders Association Inc of Rock Island IL
Rock Island, IL
BSOIW Local 175
AGC - LRD Division
Wellesley, MA
BSOIW Local 70
Austin Mohawk & Company Inc.
Utica, NY
BSOIW Local 61228