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United Auto Workers

Basic Information

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Address

UNITED AUTO WORKERS
8000 E JEFFERSON
DETROIT, MI 482143963

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
United Auto Workers National Cap  /  Detroit, MI408,639
United Auto Workers Kentucky Cap Council  /  Eminence, KY172,840
United Auto Workers Michigan Cap  /  Detroit, MI144,375
United Auto Workers Region 1-d Cap  /  Detroit, MI49,935
United Auto Workers Region 1 Cap  /  Detroit, MI49,723
United Auto Workers Maumee, OH47,320
United Auto Workers Region 1-a Cap  /  Detroit, MI44,717
United Auto Workers Council Region 8 Cap  /  Lebanon, TN36,705
United Auto Workers Illinois State Cap  /  Lincolnshire, IL27,773
United Auto Workers Maumee, OH25,564

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 $944,967,771
Total Liabilities $9,348,702
Total Income $289,117,330
Total Spent $288,023,068

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $4,321,501 (+33.9%)
Accounts Receivable $6,201,932 (-23.0%)
Investments $650,843,494 (-9.3%)
Fixed Assets $95,895,517 (-9.3%)
Treasury Securities $90,039,047 (+55.7%)
Other Assets $28,547,024 (+0.9%)
Loans Receivable $69,119,256 (+6.7%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $2,636,703
Other Liabilities $6,711,999
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $168,335,253
Investments $36,593,868
Supplies $86,411
Loan Repayment $935,590
Interest $29,827,272
Dividends $7,442
Rents $158,576
Fees and Fines $45
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $39,614,401
Affiliates $13,558,472
Members $0
Reinvestments $9,609
All Others $1,094,166

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 $96,105,046 (33.37%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $6,087,092 (2.11%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $658,100 (0.23%)
General Overhead $14,229,841 (4.94%)
Union Administration $8,464,942 (2.94%)
Strike Benefits $4,291,358 (1.49%)
To Union Officers $1,095,107 (0.38%)
To Union Employees $40,078,128 (13.91%)
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
2002638,722
2003624,585
2004654,657
2005557,099
2006538,448
2007464,910
2008431,037
2009355,191
2010376,612
2011380,719
2012382,513
2013391,415
2014403,466
2015408,639

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
$416,870
DANNY TRULLASSISTANT - REGION$244,396
DENNIS WILLIAMSPRESIDENT$170,464
GARY CASTEELSECRETARY TREASURER$162,867
TERRENCE DITTESREGIONAL DIRECTOR$159,809
CYNTHIA ESTRADAVICE PRESIDENT$158,480
GARY JONESREGIONAL DIRECTOR$158,108
JAMES SETTLESVICE PRESIDENT$157,157
NIRAJ GANATRAATTORNEY$155,742
NORWOOD JEWELLVICE PRESIDENT$155,459

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
United Auto Workers$51,770,495
United Auto Workers$831,156
Uaw National Cap$133,425
United Auto Workers$47,557
United Auto Workers Local 65$10

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
United Auto Workers/Illinois$4,762,170
United Auto Workers Region 3$2,661,054
United Auto Workers$1,240,099
United Auto Workers/Region 8$1,126,221
United Auto Workers/Region 5$867,900
United Auto Workers/Wisconsin$246,222
United Auto Workers/Western St Rg 5$229,190

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
United Auto Workers$38,114,019
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust$419,000
National Writers Union/UAW Local 1981$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 charges43
embezzlement charges55
Guilty Pleas47
Indictments19
Officials Sentenced34

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
UAW Local 941June 2, 2016Full Audit Text
UAW Local 492May 23, 2016Full Audit Text
UAW Local 125April 29, 2016Full Audit Text
UAW Local 856April 13, 2016Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1296January 22, 2016Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1326August 7, 2015Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1435July 9, 2015Full Audit Text
UAW Local 644March 22, 2013Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2243November 26, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 719September 28, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 7777July 10, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1834July 5, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 294May 2, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1803April 27, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 710April 19, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 55March 22, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 879March 22, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1102January 30, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 604January 30, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 470January 25, 2012Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2103September 29, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local 9025September 28, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local August 18, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local CentralNYCAPAugust 17, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local 691August 17, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1774August 17, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local August 17, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1237June 30, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2828May 18, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1086April 5, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local February 22, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local 712January 20, 2011Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2374October 13, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 128September 29, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 774August 20, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 969August 13, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 686July 8, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1097June 17, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1762June 17, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 846May 5, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 149April 30, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2999April 16, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1826March 17, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1069February 18, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2269January 20, 2010Full Audit Text
UAW Local 431December 21, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 180December 18, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2280October 29, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 334October 7, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1155October 1, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1155October 1, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1457September 18, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1896August 12, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 913August 4, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 8868July 29, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 481July 28, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1250July 25, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 845July 22, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2406May 20, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1120May 18, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2250May 14, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 595April 14, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 3000April 1, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 3212March 17, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 323March 17, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local March 9, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2300February 18, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1224January 29, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2376January 16, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2339January 12, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1415January 9, 2009Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1590December 18, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 716December 11, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1379December 4, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1872December 4, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2020December 4, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 405December 4, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 204November 25, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1887November 13, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 291October 27, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 543October 20, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 163September 29, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 524September 26, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2149September 15, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 186September 10, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1760August 22, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1472August 18, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 909August 18, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 241August 15, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 72July 30, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 428June 26, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 578June 26, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 179June 9, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1186April 7, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1930April 4, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 281March 18, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 588March 10, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1368February 7, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1542January 29, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local January 22, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2232January 7, 2008Full Audit Text
UAW Local July 30, 2007Full Audit Text
UAW Local July 17, 2007Full Audit Text
UAW Local 86June 18, 2007Full Audit Text
UAW Local 349May 29, 2007Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2367May 4, 2007Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1338April 16, 2007Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1752March 2, 2007Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2147February 23, 2007Full Audit Text
UAW Local 246January 17, 2007Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1623January 9, 2007Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1615September 25, 2006Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1416September 18, 2006Full Audit Text
UAW Local 493September 18, 2006Full Audit Text
UAW Local 239August 3, 2006Full Audit Text
UAW Local 435June 22, 2006Full Audit Text
UAW Local 84707November 10, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2325November 3, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2379November 2, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 407October 25, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 807October 19, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 887October 5, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2352October 4, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 766September 29, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 597September 23, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 833September 20, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 506September 16, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1892June 21, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1892June 21, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2132May 9, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 929May 5, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 786April 19, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 722March 28, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2123March 16, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 975March 14, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2347March 11, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 683March 4, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 573February 24, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 1196February 22, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 2308February 17, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 691February 16, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 125February 14, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 716January 31, 2005Full Audit Text
UAW Local 710December 28, 2004Full 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
07-RD-186189Midwest Medical Management, LLC
October 13th, 2016
27-RD-174794Caterpillar Inc.
April 25th, 2016
22-RD-171360HOLMAN PRINCETON BMW & MINI
March 9th, 2016
03-RD-171319American Precision Industries, Inc.
March 9th, 2016
02-RD-171167The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County
March 7th, 2016
07-RD-163960Repair Industries of Michigan
November 10th, 2015
18-RD-161015Kayser Ford, Inc.
September 30th, 2015
10-RD-158949Johnson Controls, Inc.
August 28th, 2015
28-RD-157768NM Center on Law and Poverty
August 11th, 2015
02-RD-157455Technical Career Institutes, Inc. (TCI)
August 5th, 2015

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 access2298
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]782
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)779
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information741
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)733
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]531
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment500
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence490
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))468
8(a)(3) Discipline411
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)406
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)176
8(a)(1) Coercive Rules139
8(b)(2) Union Security Related Actions138
8(a)(1) Interrogation (including Polling)115
8(a)(5) Shutdown or Relocate (e.g. First National Maint.).Subcontract Work80
8(a)(1) Weingarten80
8(b)(3) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith or Surface Bargaining75
8(a)(4) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment66
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)56

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
DETROIT DIESEL CORPORATION
LIVONIA, MI
UAW Local 311
Dresser Roots
Connersville, IN
UAW Local 24286
Kohler Co
Searcy, AR
UAW Local -487300
DELTA DENTAL PLAN OF MI
LANSING, MI
UAW Local 184162
TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
Lebanon, TN
UAW Local 42375
KLB Inc National Extrusion
Bellefontaine, OH
UAW Local 12217
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc
Hurst, TX
UAW Local 21302
Daido Corporation
Bellefontaine, OH
UAW Local 122671325
NuTone, Inc.
Cincinnati, OH
UAW Local 9475
NTN Bower Corporation
HAMILTON, AL
UAW Local 19225