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Basic Information

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Address

UNITE HERE
275 SEVENTH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 100016708

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
UNITE HERE Local 226Culinary Workers Union Local 226  /  Las Vegas, NV49,575
UNITE HERE Local 6New York, NY22,091
UNITE HERE Local 11Los Angeles, CA20,615
UNITE HERE Local 1Chicago, IL14,480
UNITE HERE Local 2San Francisco, CA13,601
UNITE HERE Local 100New York, NY12,718
UNITE HERE Local 5Honolulu  /  Honolulu, HI10,842
UNITE HERE Local 737Orlando, FL10,503
UNITE HERE Joint Board New England  /  Boston, MA9,618
UNITE HERE Local 54Atlantic City, NJ9,584

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 $123,385,611
Total Liabilities $933,869
Total Income $97,398,625
Total Spent $99,187,310

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $23,450,207 (-7.1%)
Accounts Receivable $1,006,286 (+9.9%)
Investments $67,534,058 (-1.0%)
Fixed Assets $30,234,734 (-1.0%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $364,225 (+11.6%)
Loans Receivable $796,101 (-6.6%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $200,000
Accounts Payable $0
Other Liabilities $733,869
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $54,334,797
Investments $7,446,671
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $55,800
Interest $1,583,564
Dividends $1,218
Rents $22,424,013
Fees and Fines $41,652
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $6,318,399
Affiliates $5,192,511
Members $0
Reinvestments $27,177,760
All Others $88,978

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 $30,339,465 (30.59%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $3,212,924 (3.24%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $647,048 (0.65%)
General Overhead $8,231,950 (8.30%)
Union Administration $14,699,614 (14.82%)
Strike Benefits $102,365 (0.10%)
To Union Officers $3,013,130 (3.04%)
To Union Employees $14,348,106 (14.47%)
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
2004441,276
2005455,346
2006458,901
2007460,813
2008366,958
2009240,053
2010229,823
2011233,542
2012251,019
2013263,011
2014264,104
2015264,104

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
$397,195
DONALD TAYLORPRESIDENT$315,464
SHERRI CHIESASECRETARY TREASURER$225,337
KARL LECHOWASSISTANT TO THE PRES$205,239
WILLIAM LEWISCHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER$193,116
MARIA ELENA DURAZOGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$187,913
NICK WORHAUGEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$187,166
HENRY TAMARINASST TO THE PRESIDENT$183,510
HARRY GRILLSR. POLITICIAL FIELD DIR$174,583
JANICE LOUXEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$174,187

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

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
UNITE HERE$22,908,262
UNITE HERE$5,603,993
UNITE HERE Local 8$279,751
UNITE HERE Independent$200,186

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
UNITE HERE$8,793,800
UNITE HERE Health$440,000

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
embezzlement charges1
Guilty Pleas1

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
UNITHE Local 64October 13, 2011Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 450September 20, 2011Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 803August 31, 2010Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 517May 19, 2008Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 74March 3, 2008Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 108June 23, 2006Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 4September 1, 2005Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Adjustable Plan Of The National Retirement Fund
Bd Of Trustees-adjustable Plan Of The National Retirement Fund
83,694
Adjustable Plan Of The National Retirement Fund
Bd Of Trustees-adjustable Plan Of The National Retirement Fund
83,694
Unite Here Health Staff Pension Plan
Unite Here Health
634
Legacy Plan Of The National Retirement Fund
Bd Of Trustees-legacy Plan Of The National Retirement Fund
407,40471.5
Legacy Plan Of The National Retirement Fund
Bd Of Trustees-legacy Plan Of The National Retirement Fund
407,40471.5

Source: Internal Revenue Service.