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PLUMBERS
THREE PARK PLACE
ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Plumbers California State Pipe Trades  /  Sacramento, CA29,586
Plumbers State Association New York State Pipe Trades  /  Queensbury, Ny 12804, NY23,000
Plumbers State Association Texas  /  Lubbock, TX12,374
Plumbers Local 669Columbia, MD11,455
Plumbers Local 597Chicago, IL10,707
Plumbers District Council Gulf Coast Multi St Pipe Trade Coun  /  Gulfport, MS9,800
Plumbers State Association Pennsylvania  /  Philadelphia, PA9,178
Plumbers Local 638Long Island City, NY8,138
Plumbers State Association Minnesota Pipe Trades  /  Duluth, MN7,693
Plumbers State Association Washington  /  Tacoma, WA7,651

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 $270,323,088
Total Liabilities $24,806,964
Total Income $245,309,757
Total Spent $242,662,115

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $39,438,962 (+7.2%)
Accounts Receivable $11,506,025 (+0.6%)
Investments $110,838,634 (+27.5%)
Fixed Assets $45,099,889 (+27.5%)
Treasury Securities $28,455,066 (-13.7%)
Other Assets $283,012 (-5.9%)
Loans Receivable $34,701,500 (+2.3%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $21,880,546
Accounts Payable $1,740,800
Other Liabilities $1,185,618
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $83,313,548
Investments $146,406,897
Supplies $388,489
Loan Repayment $66,997
Interest $2,163,655
Dividends $1,342,551
Rents $1,320,896
Fees and Fines $3,612,241
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $6,694,483
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $2,931,404

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 $26,785,538 (11.04%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $6,164,645 (2.54%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $2,112,375 (0.87%)
General Overhead $3,203,553 (1.32%)
Union Administration $22,240,081 (9.17%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $9,915,110 (4.09%)
To Union Employees $6,312,060 (2.60%)
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
2002324,349
2003325,914
2004324,557
2005324,043
2006327,000
2007332,205
2008342,846
2009346,882
2010340,712
2011334,844
2012330,710
2013329,322
2014329,954
2015330,556

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
JOHN TELFORDDIR CANADIAN AFFAIRS$611,773
BUDROW TOZERINT'L REPRESENTATIVE$555,210
WILLIAM HITEGENERAL PRESIDENT$544,419
LARRY CANNADMINISTRATIVE AST/CANADA$473,592
MARK MCMANUSGENERAL SECY TREASURER$440,598
JAMES MACDONALDINT'L REPRESENTATIVE$421,499
ROBERT KINSEYINT'L REPRESENTATIVE$417,175
MICHAEL PLEASANTASS'T GENERAL PRESIDENT$415,565
STEVEN MORRISONSPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE$412,350
LAWRENCE SLANEYSPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE$410,934

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
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union$15,256,144
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 9$457,624
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 447$306,050
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 467$239,281
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 335$228,875
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 1$224,250
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 690$220,080
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 533$214,627
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 502$195,500
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 675$168,240
California State Pipe Trades Council$158,249
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union$154,612
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 322$147,750
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 475$121,670
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 290$120,650
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 524$104,580
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 519$97,936
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 14$97,387
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 274$92,687
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 85$88,990
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 455$73,850
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 337$62,550
Steamfitters Local 638$61,150
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 619$41,000
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 690$38,260
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 773$32,800
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 47$30,600
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 24$30,175
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 522$26,900
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 25$21,665
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 392$21,400
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 74$19,384
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 295$16,750
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 486$16,100
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 51$15,050
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 598$12,600
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 50$10,944
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 816$9,215
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 476$9,000
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 22$8,900
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 107$8,000
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 725$5,000
Plumbers Local 98$3,500
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 5$1,800
Steamfitters Local 602 COPE Cmte$1,775
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 50$1,750
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 2$1,500
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 630$1,500

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
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union$11,789,067
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union$6,084,372
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 638$3,255,367
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 38$1,059,652
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 211$757,094
Plumbers/Pipefitter Union Local 136$487,015
Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local 130$297,649
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 803$280,613
Colorado State Pipe Trades Assn$274,968
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 234$84,520
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 172$60,600
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 208$47,915
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 65$7,376
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 190$3,113

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
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union$9,044,724
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 51$308,000
Rocky Mountain Pipe Trades District Council 5$90,000
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 9$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
1
criminal charges25
embezzlement charges31
Guilty Pleas27
Indictments19
Officials Sentenced18

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
PPF Local 189September 1, 2015Full Audit Text
PPF Local 94May 14, 2015Full Audit Text
PPF Local 0January 16, 2015Full Audit Text
PPF Local 855May 31, 2013Full Audit Text
PPF Local 562April 3, 2013Full Audit Text
PPF Local 78March 15, 2013Full Audit Text
PPF Local 542March 13, 2013Full Audit Text
PPF Local 360February 26, 2013Full Audit Text
PPF Local November 13, 2012Full Audit Text
PPF Local 26March 20, 2012Full Audit Text
PPF Local DEStateFebruary 27, 2012Full Audit Text
PPF Local 345February 17, 2012Full Audit Text
PPF Local 208September 28, 2011Full Audit Text
PPF Local February 9, 2011Full Audit Text
PPF Local 27January 12, 2011Full Audit Text
PPF Local 633January 10, 2011Full Audit Text
PPF Local 781October 25, 2010Full Audit Text
PPF Local 589September 29, 2010Full Audit Text
PPF Local 704September 22, 2010Full Audit Text
PPF Local 23May 6, 2010Full Audit Text
PPF Local 3April 2, 2010Full Audit Text
PPF Local 24January 29, 2010Full Audit Text
PPF Local 219December 21, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 160December 15, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 551December 15, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 699December 15, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 702October 9, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 10September 16, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local July 15, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 761July 14, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 412June 30, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 42June 9, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 34February 25, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 45January 15, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 760January 15, 2009Full Audit Text
PPF Local 521December 29, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 68December 10, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 188December 4, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 33December 4, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 13November 13, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 4August 28, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 267August 21, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 372August 20, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 22June 30, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 286June 9, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 246June 4, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 502June 2, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 788May 19, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 440May 13, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 1903May 12, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 434February 8, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 47February 7, 2008Full Audit Text
PPF Local 553July 11, 2007Full Audit Text
PPF Local July 9, 2007Full Audit Text
PPF Local 152April 27, 2007Full Audit Text
PPF Local 449March 12, 2007Full Audit Text
PPF Local 110February 28, 2007Full Audit Text
PPF Local 41June 30, 2006Full Audit Text
PPF Local 91September 30, 2005Full Audit Text
PPF Local 648September 7, 2005Full Audit Text
PPF Local 1May 27, 2005Full Audit Text
PPF Local 138February 1, 2005Full Audit Text
PPF Local 392January 26, 2005Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Milk Drivers and Dairy Employees Local Union 246 of Washington Dc Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of Milk Drivers 246 Pension Fund
1,162110.0
Oregon and Southwest Washington Painters Pension Pln
Oregon and Southwest Washington Painters Pension Plan, Trustees
2,45384.8
Western Washington Laborers- Employers Pension Plan
Bot, W.w. Laborers Emp. Pension Tr. Fd.
14,69196.1
Washington Athletic Club Employees Retirement Plan
Washington Athletic Club
340
Washington Gas Light Company Employees' Pension Plan
Washington Gas Light Company
4,048
Unite Here Local 25 and Hotel Association of Washington, Dc Pension Plan
Board of Trustees-Htl. and Rest. Emp. Lo.25&htl Assn
10,05375.3
Carpenters Retirement Plan of Western Washington
Board of Trustees, Carpenters Retirement Plan Of
19,78482.5
Pension Plan for the Washington Post and Companies
Nash Holdings Llc
2,202
Operating Engineers Pension Trust Fund of Washington D.c. and Vicinity
Board of Trustees, Operating Engineers Pension Trust Fund of Washingto
2,47894.8
Bac Local No. 1 Washington Pension Trust
Board of Trustees, Bac Local No. 1 Washington
1,42483.2
Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc. Pension Plan for Collectively Bargained Employees
Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc.
203
Washington Dc Cement Masons' Pension Trust Fund
Board of Trustees, Washington Dc Cement Masons' Pension Trust Fund
62983.7

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
Milk Drivers and Dairy Employees Local Union 246 of Washington Dc Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of Milk Drivers 246 Pension Fund
1,162110.0
Oregon and Southwest Washington Painters Pension Pln
Oregon and Southwest Washington Painters Pension Plan, Trustees
2,45384.8
Western Washington Laborers- Employers Pension Plan
Bot, W.w. Laborers Emp. Pension Tr. Fd.
14,69196.1
Washington Athletic Club Employees Retirement Plan
Washington Athletic Club
340
Washington Gas Light Company Employees' Pension Plan
Washington Gas Light Company
4,048
Unite Here Local 25 and Hotel Association of Washington, Dc Pension Plan
Board of Trustees-Htl. and Rest. Emp. Lo.25&htl Assn
10,05375.3
Carpenters Retirement Plan of Western Washington
Board of Trustees, Carpenters Retirement Plan Of
19,78482.5
Pension Plan for the Washington Post and Companies
Nash Holdings Llc
2,202
Operating Engineers Pension Trust Fund of Washington D.c. and Vicinity
Board of Trustees, Operating Engineers Pension Trust Fund of Washingto
2,47894.8
Bac Local No. 1 Washington Pension Trust
Board of Trustees, Bac Local No. 1 Washington
1,42483.2
Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc. Pension Plan for Collectively Bargained Employees
Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc.
203
Washington Dc Cement Masons' Pension Trust Fund
Board of Trustees, Washington Dc Cement Masons' Pension Trust Fund
62983.7

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
13-RD-148422Terry Garrity Plumbing
March 18th, 2015
19-RD-148203McKinstry Co.
March 13th, 2015
07-RD-144264Plumbers Wholesale Supply Company
January 12th, 2015
14-RD-104165Corporate Residential Services
May 1st, 2013
15-RD-099021JC Services, LLC
February 25th, 2013
25-RD-098565Great River Plumbing, Inc.
February 19th, 2013
04-RD-097997Cooper Mechanical
February 8th, 2013
22-RD-087383JOHNSON CONTROLS
August 15th, 2012
22-RD-086436JOHNSON CONTROLS
August 1st, 2012
18-RD-002727Lakeside Plumbing & Htg., Inc.
March 2nd, 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(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation, incl'g Superseniority, denial of access134
8(b)(1)(A) Hiring Halls95
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))81
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)70
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)65
8(b)(2) Hiring Hall Related59
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)53
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment51
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence50
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information39
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]35
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)26
8(a)(1) Interrogation (including Polling)25
8(b)(3) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith or Surface Bargaining22
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)19
8(a)(3) Refusal to Consider/Hire Applicant (salting only)19
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]17
8(b)(4)(D) All allegations15
8(b)(2) Union Security Related Actions14
8(b)(1)(A) Discipline (including charges/fines)/Harassment13

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
MCA
Overland Park, KS
PPF Local 331812
Association of Contracting Plumbers of he City of New York
New York, NY
PPF Local 0
MCA of New Mexico (Mechanical Contractors Association)
Albuquerque, NM
PPF Local 41500
Great Southwestern IL Assoc Plumbing Heating Cooling Mechanical Contractors
Belleville, IL
PPF Local 36174
Spengler Plumbing Co. Inc.
O'Fallon, IL
PPF Local 105
St John's Hospital
Springfield, IL
PPF Local 1328
Irving Tissue Inc
Fort Edward, NY
PPF Local 731
Marovato Industries Inc
Long Island City, NY
PPF Local 84
Mechanical Trades and Master Plumbers Association
Syracuse, NY
PPF Local 267600
Mechanical Contractors Association of New York Inc - Service Division (Shop
New York, NY
PPF Local 8100