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Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Service Employees California State  /  Sacramento, CA602,942
Service Employees Conference Western  /  Los Angeles, CA601,379
Service Employees Local 1199Seiu United Health Care Workers East  /  New York, NY351,149
Service Employees Local 2015Seiu Local 2015  /  Los Angeles, CA185,626
Service Employees Local 32New York, NY145,308
Service Employees Illinois State Council  /  Chicago, IL115,000
Service Employees Massachusetts State Council  /  Boston, MA88,322
Service Employees Local 2005United Healthcare Workers-west  /  Oakland, CA86,658
Service Employees Local 721Los Angeles, CA79,454
Service Employees Local 503Salem, OR56,454

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 $2,589,196
Total Liabilities $969,701
Total Income $3,143,074
Total Spent $3,125,357

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $393,494 (+4.7%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (0.0%)
Investments $55,348 (0.0%)
Fixed Assets $2,129,661 (0.0%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $10,236 (-1.2%)
Loans Receivable $457 (-98.6%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $965,650
Accounts Payable $4,051
Other Liabilities $0
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $3,076,502
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $0
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $4,690
Interest $1,049
Dividends $0
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $60,833
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $60,833

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 $289,275 (9.26%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $0 (0.00%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $10,033 (0.32%)
General Overhead $0 (0.00%)
Union Administration $1,448,534 (46.35%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $447,185 (14.31%)
To Union Employees $718,959 (23.00%)
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
200213,000
200311,000
200411,000
200514,331
200614,646
200714,200
200815,000
20090
20109,687
20119,263
201210,777
201310,083
20149,633
20159,822

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
ROBERTO PAGANPRESIDENT$86,393
MARIANA IRIARTELAWYER$59,581
MANUEL COSSCOMMUNICATOR$57,465
IVAN DIAZSECRETARY-TREASURER$55,240
ISRAEL MARREROVICE-PRESIDENT$46,934
DALIA PADRONMIS DIRECTOR$44,891
AUGUSTO REYNOSOREPRESENTATIVE$42,021
REINALDO COLONREPRESENTATIVE$41,689
MERALYS ROSARIOMANAGER & HUMAN RESOURCES$39,168
KEILA COSSREPRESENTATIVE$38,391

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

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
Service Employees International Union$138,956,047
Service Employees Intl Union Local 1199$10,856,234
Oregon Public Employees Union Local 503$2,031,005
Service Employees Intl Union Local 880$1,429,265
Pennsylvania Social Services Union$122,384
Service Employees Intl Union Local 503$89,251
Service Employees Intl Union Local 82$51,445
Service Employees Intl Union Local 113$51,079
Service Employees Intl Union Local 26$17,460
Service Employees Intl Union 32B-32J$7,500
SEIU Florida Healthcare Union$5,310

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
Service Employees International Union$36,763,357
1199SEIU Healthcare Education Project$831,702
Service Employees Intl Union Local 32BJ$411,500
National Assn of Government Employees$170,000
Committee of Interns & Residents/SEIU$90,000
SEIU Training Partnership$45,000
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East$36,232
SEIU Healthcare$19,000

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 charges11
embezzlement charges13
Guilty Pleas9
Indictments6
Officials Sentenced6

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
SEIU Local 12March 31, 2016Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 176June 1, 2015Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 775November 20, 2012Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 265March 29, 2012Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 176February 1, 2011Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 7September 20, 2010Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 10March 21, 2010Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 6December 3, 2009Full Audit Text
SEIU Local August 25, 2009Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 3December 4, 2008Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 8November 21, 2008Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 1199October 9, 2008Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 612July 31, 2008Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 553May 29, 2008Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 617April 18, 2008Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 252March 28, 2008Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 284March 25, 2008Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 87July 31, 2007Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 8June 11, 2007Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 560April 24, 2007Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 1199March 12, 2007Full Audit Text
SEIU Local July 13, 2006Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 116December 28, 2005Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 5December 12, 2005Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 152June 7, 2005Full Audit Text
SEIU Local System Council 15May 12, 2005Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 560May 11, 2005Full Audit Text
SEIU Local MA State CouncilFebruary 14, 2005Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 75February 7, 2005Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 96January 18, 2005Full Audit Text
SEIU Local 24/7December 2, 2004Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Seiu Affiliates Officers And Employees Pension Pla
Bd Of Trustees Seiu Affiliates Officers And Employees Pension Plan
9,996101.0
Evonik Pension Plan For Seiu F&o Union Employees
Evonik Corporation
11
1199 Seiu Regional Pension Fund
Trustees Of 1199 Seiu Regional Pension Fund
10,59980.8
Seiu Local No. 4 Pension Fund
Trustees Of Seiu Local No. 4 Pension Fund
14,76797.5

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
Seiu Affiliates Officers And Employees Pension Pla
Bd Of Trustees Seiu Affiliates Officers And Employees Pension Plan
9,996101.0
Evonik Pension Plan For Seiu F&o Union Employees
Evonik Corporation
11
1199 Seiu Regional Pension Fund
Trustees Of 1199 Seiu Regional Pension Fund
10,59980.8
Seiu Local No. 4 Pension Fund
Trustees Of Seiu Local No. 4 Pension Fund
14,76797.5

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
13-RD-187066GCA Group Services
October 27th, 2016
18-RD-186818ALLINA HEALTH SYSTEM d/b/a UNITY HOSPITAL
October 25th, 2016
21-RD-186967COLLEGE HOSPITAL, INC. d/b/a COLLEGE HOSPITAL CERRITOS
October 25th, 2016
14-RD-186474Lutheran Senior Services
October 18th, 2016
06-RD-185236The Nutrition Group
September 29th, 2016
07-RD-184992Bronson Battle Creek Hospital
September 23rd, 2016
12-RD-183502Goya Foods, Inc. d/b/a Goya Foods of Florida
September 2nd, 2016
32-RD-183484Service Employees International Union Local 2015
September 1st, 2016
12-RD-183046Centro Médico del Turabo, Inc.. d/b/a HIMA San Pablo Cupey
August 29th, 2016
12-RD-183083Centro Médico del Turabo, Inc. d/b/a HIMA San Pablo Cupey
August 29th, 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(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation, incl'g Superseniority, denial of access5318
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)4253
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)3309
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment2645
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)2343
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))2296
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information2234
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]2150
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]2023
8(a)(3) Discipline1562
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)1168
8(a)(1) Coercive Rules937
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence750
8(a)(1) Interrogation (including Polling)744
8(b)(3) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith or Surface Bargaining413
8(a)(5) Refusal to Recognize334
8(a)(2) Assistance297
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)273
8(a)(1) Weingarten256
8(a)(1) Denial of Access249

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
People Care, Inc. (4 North Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville NY)
New York, NY
SEIU Local 191221
Stamford Hospital
Stamford, CT
SEIU Local 193163
Tandet Center for Continuing Care
Stamford, CT
SEIU Local 1931123
Valley Hospital
Spokane Valley, WA
SEIU Local 1930279
ALIVIO MEDICAL CENTER
Chicago, IL
SEIU Local 64
SUMMIT ALTA BATES MEDICAL CENTER
OAKLAND, CA
SEIU Local 25121900
CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER (SUTTER HEALTH)
San Ramon, CA
SEIU Local 3121600
SACRED HEART HOME
CHICAGO, IL
SEIU Local 54
CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER (SUTTER HEALTH)
San Ramon, CA
SEIU Local 3600
Providence SoundHomeCare
Olympia, WA
SEIU Local 1930180