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Basic Information

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Address

UNITE
275 7TH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 100016708

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Unite Joint Board Chicago and Central States  /  Chicago, IL18,101
Unite Joint Board Midwest Regional  /  Chicago, IL12,087
Unite Joint Board New England  /  Boston, MA7,714
Unite Joint Board New York  /  Newark, NJ6,867
Unite Joint Board Greater Northeastern  /  Willimantic, CT4,058
Unite Joint Board Western  /  Cheektowaga, NY1,170
Unite Local 313Boston, MA855
Unite Local 141Boston, MA823
Unite Local 1999Boston, MA802
Unite Local 1904Boston, MA683

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Year Covered: 2004  •  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 $0
Total Liabilities $0
Total Income $49,973,988
Total Spent $48,769,997

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $0 (-100.0%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (-100.0%)
Investments $0 (-100.0%)
Fixed Assets $0 (-100.0%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $0 (-100.0%)
Loans Receivable $0 (-100.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $0
Other Liabilities $0
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $9,514,935
Investments $5,774,410
Supplies $22,109
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $1,421,816
Dividends $8,696,373
Rents $5,101,510
Fees and Fines $7,392
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $17,808,352
Affiliates $1,627,091
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $0

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2004  •  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 $0 (0.00%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $0 (0.00%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $344,260 (0.71%)
General Overhead $0 (0.00%)
Union Administration $0 (0.00%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $809,342 (1.66%)
To Union Employees $5,598,196 (11.48%)
Education $834,948 (1.71%)
Fees $1,193,051 (2.45%)

Search All Spending

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2004  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
2002209,876
2003203,412
2004201,605

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2004  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
BRUCE RAYNORPRESIDENT$163,556
MARY OBIENDEPT DIRECTOR$140,769
EDGAR ROMNEYINT'L SECY TREA$108,996
MARK FLEISCHMANEX VICE PRES$93,953
WILLIAM LEEEX VICE PRES$89,420
ERNEST BENNETTVICE PRESIDENT$81,987
DAVID PROUTYGENERAL COUNSEL$80,477
NOEL BEASLEYVICE PRESIDENT$70,790
RANDI FARBERCHIEF FIN OFFICE$70,653
HAROLD BOCKVICE PRESIDENT$65,412

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2004  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

Last Updated: November 5th, 2016

Political Action Committees

Political Action CommitteeTotal Contributed
Clothing & Textile Workers Union$974,458

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
UNITE$480,000
Union of Needletrades Employees$181,240

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
10
criminal charges49
embezzlement charges83
Guilty Pleas82
Indictments37
Officials Sentenced49

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
UNITE Local 43November 12, 2008Full Audit Text
UNITE Local 1700January 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
Unite Here Workers and Hospitality Employers Vdb Pension Trust
Board of Trustee Unite Here Workers
4,074110.8
Unite/here Local 74 Pension Trust Fund
Board of Trustees of Unite/here Local 74 Pension Trust Fund
2,75882.6
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
San Diego Unite - Here Pension Fund
Board of Trustees, San Diego Unite - Here Pension
4,24397.9
Retirement Plan for Hourly Employees of Nitta Casings Inc. Rep by the Union of the New York Joint Board of Unite Here
Nitta Casings Inc.
232

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
Unite Here Workers and Hospitality Employers Vdb Pension Trust
Board of Trustee Unite Here Workers
4,074110.8
Unite/here Local 74 Pension Trust Fund
Board of Trustees of Unite/here Local 74 Pension Trust Fund
2,75882.6
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
San Diego Unite - Here Pension Fund
Board of Trustees, San Diego Unite - Here Pension
4,24397.9
Retirement Plan for Hourly Employees of Nitta Casings Inc. Rep by the Union of the New York Joint Board of Unite Here
Nitta Casings Inc.
232

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
21-RD-186555PRUDENTIAL OVERALL SUPPLY
October 19th, 2016
19-RD-186260Providence Health & Services - Oregon d/b/a Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
October 17th, 2016
18-RD-185505THE SMEAD MANUFACTURING COMPANY
October 4th, 2016
12-RD-183502Goya Foods, Inc. d/b/a Goya Foods of Florida
September 2nd, 2016
21-RD-183326PRUDENTIAL OVERALL SUPPLY
August 31st, 2016
10-RD-183232The Lakes at Litchfield
August 31st, 2016
10-RD-183102The Lakes at Litchfield
August 29th, 2016
14-RD-182681Burch Energy Corporation
August 23rd, 2016
29-RD-181905King Solomon Foods, Inc.
August 11th, 2016
21-RD-181532ARROWHEAD PRODUCTS
August 4th, 2016

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
Armstrong World Industries
Marietta, PA
UNITE Local 1262
DURO FINISHING INC
FALL RIVER, MA
UNITE Local 1579195
TROPICANA CASINO HOTEL
PORT NORRIS, NJ
UNITE Local 54551
Interface Solutions Inc
Fulton, NY
UNITE Local 1140
INNOVATIVE PLASTICS
Orangeburg, NY
UNITE Local 121120
St Francis Hotel
San Francisco, CA
UNITE Local 594
Center Plate - AT&T Candlestick Park
San Francisco, CA
UNITE Local 800
Stuck Wood Works, Inc.
milwaukee, WI
UNITE Local 1
ANGELICA CORPORATION
Los Angeles, CA
UNITE Local 5300
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
UNITE Local 64700