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Transport Workers

Basic Information

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Address

TRANSPORT WORKERS
501 3RD STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Transport Workers Local 100Brooklyn, NY40,790
Transport Workers Local 556Air Transport Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants  /  Dallas, TX12,994
Transport Workers Local 555Southwest Airlines Ramp Operations  /  Dallas, TX10,845
Transport Workers Local 234Philadelphia, PA5,618
Transport Workers Local 591Twu  /  Colleyville, TX4,356
Transport Workers Local 514Tulsa, OK4,174
Transport Workers Local 252Islandia, NY3,895
Transport Workers Local 513Air Transport Division  /  Southlake, TX3,611
Transport Workers Local 250San Francisco, CA2,798
Transport Workers Local 568Miami, FL2,511

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 $100,568,737
Total Liabilities $74,892,313
Total Income $46,258,837
Total Spent $45,369,082

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $5,458,274 (+19.5%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (0.0%)
Investments $16,978,039 (+24.8%)
Fixed Assets $1,270,366 (+24.8%)
Treasury Securities $1,537,902 (-1.2%)
Other Assets $74,890,359 (+15,817.2%)
Loans Receivable $433,797 (-56.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $0
Other Liabilities $74,892,313
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $21,936,431
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $9,375,147
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $551,564
Interest $157,858
Dividends $366,729
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $885,441
Affiliates $12,911,866
Members $73,801
Reinvestments $0
All Others $355,088

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 $6,483,552 (14.29%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $915,989 (2.02%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $263,024 (0.58%)
General Overhead $6,267,821 (13.82%)
Union Administration $2,249,742 (4.96%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $3,077,831 (6.78%)
To Union Employees $2,753,642 (6.07%)
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
2002110,000
2003110,000
2004120,000
2005125,398
2006117,683
2007115,145
2008123,480
2009119,663
2010118,481
2011117,822
2012115,902
2013115,261
2014116,199
2015116,691

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
HARRY LOMBARDOPRESIDENT$270,620
ALEJANDRO GARCIASECRETARY-TREASURER$263,105
DAVID ROSENGENERAL COUNSEL$259,643
JOHN SAMUELSENEXEC VP$258,796
JOHN BLANDADMIN VP$224,958
GARY MASLANKAADMIN VP$217,365
JOHN O'DONNELLCHIEF OF STAFF$209,035
JEROME LAFRAGOLAVP - ADMIN ASST TO PRES$205,159
GARY DRUMMONDVP$196,737
CARL MARTINVP$192,948

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
Transport Workers Union$9,475,998
Transport Workers Union Local 100$39,490

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
Transport Workers Union Local 234$30,848

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
Transport Workers Union$10,674,878
Transport Workers Union Local 234$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
criminal charges8
embezzlement charges7
Guilty Pleas8
Indictments4
Officials Sentenced5

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
TWU Local 571September 17, 2015Full Audit Text
TWU Local 541April 30, 2015Full Audit Text
TWU Local 241February 25, 2015Full Audit Text
TWU Local 226April 20, 2012Full Audit Text
TWU Local 556July 19, 2011Full Audit Text
TWU Local 507August 19, 2009Full Audit Text
TWU Local 700September 24, 2008Full Audit Text
TWU Local 525July 1, 2008Full Audit Text
TWU Local 2020June 20, 2008Full Audit Text
TWU Local 502March 24, 2008Full Audit Text
TWU Local 2005February 1, 2008Full Audit Text
TWU Local 561January 31, 2008Full Audit Text
TWU Local 2035May 26, 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
14-RD-138115The Hertz Corporation
October 3rd, 2014
29-RD-127302Quality Transportation Corp. and Brothers Transportation Corp., Joint Employers
April 25th, 2014
02-RD-116818Miles Square Transportation Company
November 13th, 2013
12-RD-100505Allied Medical Transport, Inc.
March 15th, 2013
29-RD-098008Quality Brothers Transportation
February 11th, 2013
02-RD-093095First Transit Incorporated
November 13th, 2012
02-RD-087196Ardsley Bus, LLC
August 14th, 2012
28-RD-001004Wynn Las Vegas, LLC
August 27th, 2010
10-RD-001499BALFOUR BEATTY COMMUNITIES
June 9th, 2010
02-RD-001582Ardsley Bus Corp./Gene's Bus Service
October 28th, 2009

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 access93
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))89
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)84
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)76
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment70
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]57
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)53
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)47
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information47
8(a)(3) Discipline43
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]39
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence19
8(a)(1) Interrogation (including Polling)16
8(a)(2) Assistance12
8(a)(5) Refusal to Recognize8
8(a)(5) Shutdown or Relocate (e.g. First National Maint.).Subcontract Work8
8(a)(1) Coercive Rules7
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)7
8(a)(4) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment7
8(b)(2) Union Security Related Actions7

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
HUDSON TRANSIT CORPORATION
Mahwah, NJ
TWU Local 22570
Edens Corporation/RTS
Philadelphia, PA
TWU Local 100
Triboro Coach Corp
East Elmhurst, NY
TWU Local 490
Jamaica Bus Co
Jamaica, NY
TWU Local 217
Liberty Lines Transit Inc.
Yonkers, NY
TWU Local 570
Base Services of Athens Inc.
Kings Bay, GA
TWU Local 52633
Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh, PA
TWU Local 1
The Jewish Museum
New York, NY
TWU Local 25
The Transit Authority of the City of Omaha dba Metro
Omaha, NE
TWU Local 200
Royal Coach Lines, Inc.
Briarcliff Manor, NY
TWU Local 112