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Locomotive Engineers

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Address

LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
7061 E PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD
INDEPENDENCE, OH 44131

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Locomotive Engineers State Legislative Board Illinois State Legislative Board  /  Decatur, IL3,637
Locomotive Engineers State Legislative Board Texas  /  Denton, TX3,590
Locomotive Engineers General Committee Of Adjustment Csxt Western Railroad Lines  /  Etowah, TN3,585
Locomotive Engineers General Committee Of Adjustment Santa Fe Rr  /  Crowley, TX2,888
Locomotive Engineers General Committee Of Adjustment 177Southern Pacific Transportation Co  /  El Paso, TX2,792
Locomotive Engineers General Committee Of Adjustment 4Norfolk Southern Railway  /  Independence, KY2,729
Locomotive Engineers General Committee Of Adjustment Norfolk and Western Rwy  /  East Springfield, PA2,478
Locomotive Engineers General Committee Of Adjustment Union Pacific Rr - Southern Region  /  Denton, TX2,056
Locomotive Engineers General Committee Of Adjustment Union Pacific Rr - Eastern Region  /  Cheyenne, WY1,879
Locomotive Engineers General Committee Of Adjustment Amtrak  /  Wall, NJ1,802

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Year Covered: 2014  •  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 $16,552,700
Total Liabilities $2,778,506
Total Income $29,755,752
Total Spent $25,389,571

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $14,429,234 (+43.4%)
Accounts Receivable $2,050,546 (+203.7%)
Investments $71,920 (-98.3%)
Fixed Assets $0 (-98.3%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $1,000 (0.0%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $0
Other Liabilities $0
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $14,275,818
Investments $4,037,656
Supplies $4,541
Loan Repayment $500
Interest $4,764
Dividends $4,602
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $1,439,496
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $7,406,116
Affiliates $0
Members $2,582,259
Reinvestments $0
All Others $210,142

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2014  •  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 $2,368,578 (9.33%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $568,517 (2.24%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $24,750 (0.10%)
General Overhead $3,152,757 (12.42%)
Union Administration $5,556,263 (21.88%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $1,743,344 (6.87%)
To Union Employees $2,515,285 (9.91%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

Search All Spending

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2014  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
200256,246
200356,349
200451,318
200552,658
200654,384
200756,232
200856,374
200956,131
201055,567
201154,122
201254,813
201352,311
201454,272
201556,326

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2014  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
WILLIAM WALPERTNAT'L SECRETARY TREASURER$270,350
DENNIS PIERCEPRESIDENT$248,506
EDGAR PRUITTFIRST VICE PRESIDENT$212,274
MICHAEL TWOMBLYVICE PRESIDENT$209,374
COLE DAVISVICE PRESIDENT$208,889
RICHARD GIBBONSVICE PRESIDENT$207,224
JOHN TOLMANVICE PRESIDENT$206,992
MARCUS RUEFVICE PRESIDENT$206,114
GILBERT GOREVICE PRESIDENT$202,033
$200,418

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2014  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

Last Updated: November 5th, 2016

Political Action Committees

Political Action CommitteeTotal Contributed
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers$4,203,796
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers$13,678
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers/Tex$9,950
Train Dispatchers Political League$3,670

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers$8,346,287

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 charges19
embezzlement charges34
Guilty Pleas30
Indictments15
Officials Sentenced20

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
BLE Local 0July 15, 2016Full Audit Text
BLE Local 404May 13, 2013Full Audit Text
BLE Local 382March 15, 2013Full Audit Text
BLE Local 264May 23, 2012Full Audit Text
BLE Local 106September 7, 2011Full Audit Text
BLE Local 892August 11, 2011Full Audit Text
BLE Local 758April 25, 2011Full Audit Text
BLE Local 495January 24, 2011Full Audit Text
BLE Local 188October 18, 2010Full Audit Text
BLE Local June 14, 2010Full Audit Text
BLE Local 757March 10, 2010Full Audit Text
BLE Local 222February 24, 2010Full Audit Text
BLE Local 118August 5, 2009Full Audit Text
BLE Local 609July 27, 2009Full Audit Text
BLE Local 206February 27, 2009Full Audit Text
BLE Local 231July 16, 2008Full Audit Text
BLE Local 143June 20, 2008Full Audit Text
BLE Local 46June 13, 2008Full Audit Text
BLE Local 81April 22, 2008Full Audit Text
BLE Local 915March 21, 2008Full Audit Text
BLE Local 131February 21, 2008Full Audit Text
BLE Local 142February 14, 2008Full Audit Text
BLE Local 834February 4, 2008Full Audit Text
BLE Local January 24, 2008Full Audit Text
BLE Local 156July 10, 2007Full Audit Text
BLE Local July 9, 2007Full Audit Text
BLE Local 171May 23, 2007Full Audit Text
BLE Local May 1, 2007Full Audit Text
BLE Local April 30, 2007Full Audit Text
BLE Local 549January 31, 2007Full Audit Text
BLE Local 292January 12, 2007Full Audit Text
BLE Local 448August 16, 2006Full Audit Text
BLE Local 401December 1, 2005Full Audit Text
BLE Local 48October 31, 2005Full Audit Text
BLE Local 517October 17, 2005Full Audit Text
BLE Local 103September 9, 2005Full Audit Text
BLE Local 421August 10, 2005Full Audit Text
BLE Local 186August 10, 2005Full Audit Text
BLE Local 97May 5, 2005Full Audit Text
BLE Local 457April 27, 2005Full Audit Text
BLE Local 234April 21, 2005Full Audit Text
BLE Local 518April 6, 2005Full Audit Text
BLE Local 65January 27, 2005Full 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
01-RD-182842TIME WARNER CABLE
August 25th, 2016
12-RD-180039Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico, LLC
July 13th, 2016
07-RD-176339Comcast Cable Communications LLC
May 17th, 2016
25-RD-176212Kankakee County Training Center
May 16th, 2016
02-RD-154752Archbishop Stepinac High School
June 22nd, 2015
13-RD-154203Krugel Cobbles, Inc.
June 15th, 2015
19-RD-148203McKinstry Co.
March 13th, 2015
22-RD-147732JOYCE LESLIE CO.
March 6th, 2015
22-RD-143652COMCAST OF SOUTH JERSEY, LLC
December 30th, 2014
19-RD-140419Center Electric Company, Inc
November 6th, 2014

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
NBC Universal Inc.
New York, NY
BLE Local 3
The Westside Center for Independent Living Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
BLE Local 12

Recent Contract Negotiations

IndustryContracts
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Construction4