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Machinists

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MACHINISTS
9000 MACHINISTS PL
UPPER MARLBORO, MD 207722687

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Machinists District Lodge 141Elk Grove Village, IL39,279
Machinists State Council Washington  /  Seattle, WA38,760
Machinists District Lodge 751Seattle, WA32,030
Machinists State Council California  /  Petaluma, CA30,000
Machinists Lodge 751Seattle, WA19,626
Machinists District Lodge 10Milwaukee, WI19,102
Machinists District Lodge 142Kansas City, MO17,644
Machinists District Lodge 190Automotive Trades Distri  /  Oakland, CA16,181
Machinists District Lodge 725Huntington Beach, CA12,640
Machinists District Lodge 70Wichita, KS10,686

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 $175,997,847
Total Liabilities $3,613,745
Total Income $177,459,069
Total Spent $179,578,365

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $35,992,756 (-5.6%)
Accounts Receivable $1,266,379 (+45.3%)
Investments $108,920,559 (+20.1%)
Fixed Assets $24,252,461 (+20.1%)
Treasury Securities $1,833,452 (+14.9%)
Other Assets $1,578,200 (-86.6%)
Loans Receivable $2,154,040 (-6.3%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $727,287
Accounts Payable $262,647
Other Liabilities $2,623,811
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $670,570
Per Person Tax $134,848,901
Investments $9,880
Supplies $439,839
Loan Repayment $145,960
Interest $1,058,536
Dividends $1,643,815
Rents $165,491
Fees and Fines $62,330
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $12,060,176
Affiliates $26,168,755
Members $184,816
Reinvestments $35,628,887
All Others $506,939

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 $54,707,731 (30.46%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $3,667,003 (2.04%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $2,422,149 (1.35%)
General Overhead $20,885,474 (11.63%)
Union Administration $21,077,348 (11.74%)
Strike Benefits $1,058,829 (0.59%)
To Union Officers $2,407,974 (1.34%)
To Union Employees $24,051,474 (13.39%)
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
2002673,095
2003627,408
2004610,426
2005653,781
2006646,933
2007648,331
2008641,723
2009613,758
2010596,760
2011580,980
2012576,947
2013570,423
2014569,373
2015568,814

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
ROBERT BUFFENBARGERINTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT$529,042
ROBERT ROACH JRGENERAL SECRTRY-TREAS$324,319
LYNN TUCKERGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$305,760
MICHAEL ROSECHIEF OF STAFF$302,797
ROBERT MARTINEZGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$296,052
DIANE BABINEAUXGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$287,875
SITO PANTOJAGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$285,424
GARY ALLENGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$277,283
DAVE RITCHIEGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$277,229
PHILIP GRUBERGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$277,225

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
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$24,774,712
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$584,964
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Local 837$149,201

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$25,252,680
Transportation Communications Union$5,238,000
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Dist 9$3,765,353

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
1
criminal charges52
embezzlement charges69
Guilty Pleas63
Indictments22
Officials Sentenced40

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
IAM Local 0April 13, 2016Full Audit Text
IAM Local 0April 8, 2016Full Audit Text
IAM Local 147June 3, 2015Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1391January 16, 2015Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1260January 6, 2015Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1731January 24, 2013Full Audit Text
IAM Local November 30, 2012Full Audit Text
IAM Local 837October 30, 2012Full Audit Text
IAM Local 643October 3, 2012Full Audit Text
IAM Local 711September 27, 2012Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1509September 4, 2012Full Audit Text
IAM Local 510July 30, 2012Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1580May 11, 2012Full Audit Text
IAM Local 330January 9, 2012Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1019October 21, 2011Full Audit Text
IAM Local October 20, 2011Full Audit Text
IAM Local 475September 22, 2011Full Audit Text
IAM Local 66September 12, 2011Full Audit Text
IAM Local 439August 23, 2011Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1745August 1, 2011Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2575June 13, 2011Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2182May 16, 2011Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1782January 18, 2011Full Audit Text
IAM Local 264November 5, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local 831October 15, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local 831October 15, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local 25September 20, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local 130August 24, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local 41August 12, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local June 8, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local April 27, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local 31April 20, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2159April 13, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local 804March 11, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local 709March 5, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local 297February 1, 2010Full Audit Text
IAM Local 141October 29, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1210October 28, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1210October 28, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 254October 2, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 75September 30, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 660September 29, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local September 11, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1947August 31, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2202August 13, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2401August 6, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1347August 4, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 105July 27, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2671July 17, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1151June 17, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1759June 3, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1584May 8, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 735April 23, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 777April 21, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1112March 13, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 568March 2, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local February 18, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local February 12, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 176February 2, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 746January 7, 2009Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1833October 22, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2208October 8, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2249September 16, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1044August 28, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 917August 26, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 681July 15, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local June 25, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2310June 20, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1529June 16, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 755June 13, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 289June 10, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 598June 6, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1432June 5, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 459April 15, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2050April 2, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1676March 14, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1338February 29, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1245February 8, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2495January 30, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1345January 22, 2008Full Audit Text
IAM Local 804July 18, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 656July 9, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1689June 22, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 912June 21, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1855May 7, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2269May 7, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 112April 30, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1115April 25, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1776April 9, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 244March 6, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1297February 12, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1526February 7, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1918February 7, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 10January 4, 2007Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1886September 29, 2006Full Audit Text
IAM Local September 21, 2006Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2053July 27, 2006Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2410July 6, 2006Full Audit Text
IAM Local 523June 9, 2006Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2452November 30, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 837BNovember 28, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local LG 330September 19, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2759August 31, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 688August 18, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 111July 28, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2001June 28, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1813June 22, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1602June 14, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1580May 27, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 619May 27, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1338May 17, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1430May 10, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 364 WMay 9, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1885May 6, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1351April 22, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1180March 18, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 837-AMarch 17, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 246 WMarch 15, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2450March 14, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local S7March 10, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1320March 9, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local W-67February 23, 2005Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1745February 7, 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 Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers Pension Plan
International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers Pension
2,893

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
20-RD-186986Aerojet Rocketdyne
October 26th, 2016
28-RD-186087Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Las Vegas, NV
October 13th, 2016
19-RD-185560Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center
October 4th, 2016
14-RD-184007White Energy Co., LLC
September 12th, 2016
14-RD-183990Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC
September 12th, 2016
13-RD-183024McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago
August 29th, 2016
31-RD-182526Vose Technical Systems, Inc.
August 19th, 2016
32-RD-180667Foster Poultry Farms
July 22nd, 2016
18-RD-180415BOSCH PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY, INC.
July 19th, 2016
32-RD-178991Stewart's Body Shop, Inc.
June 24th, 2016

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 Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)1324
8(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation, incl'g Superseniority, denial of access1302
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)1080
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))977
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)863
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment814
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]810
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information760
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]656
8(a)(3) Discipline461
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)460
8(a)(1) Interrogation (including Polling)271
8(a)(1) Coercive Rules260
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence227
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)192
8(a)(5) Refusal to Recognize147
8(b)(3) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith or Surface Bargaining114
8(a)(1) Weingarten97
8(b)(2) Union Security Related Actions95
8(a)(4) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment81

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
NORMANDINS CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH
San Jose, CA
IAM Local 10120
Swanson Ford
Los Gatos, CA
IAM Local 10120
Bituma
Marquette, IA
IAM Local 251
GRINDMASTER CRATHCO SYSTEMS, INC.
NORTHBROOK, IL
IAM Local 812229
MERRILL MANUFACTURING CORP
Merrill, WI
IAM Local 230
Learjet/Bombardier
Wichita, KS
IAM Local 639426856
F & C TRUCK SALES & SERVICE (F&C)
Saint Louis, MO
IAM Local 7728
Auffenberg Chevrolet
Saint Louis, MO
IAM Local 912026
United Space Alliance
Orlando, FL
IAM Local 2560
Hayward Ford, Inc. d/b/a THE FORD STORE SAN LEANDRO
Oakland, CA
IAM Local 1535