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United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers

Basic Information

Quick Facts

Address

UNITED ELECTRICAL, RADIO AND MACHINE WORKERS
ONE GATEWAY CENTER #1400
PITTSBURGH, PA 152221416

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 $4,188,040
Total Liabilities $164,682
Total Income $6,413,610
Total Spent $6,394,704

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $528,545 (+3.7%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (0.0%)
Investments $722,914 (-32.3%)
Fixed Assets $5,000 (-32.3%)
Treasury Securities $2,704,094 (-0.9%)
Other Assets $158,906 (+33.2%)
Loans Receivable $68,581 (-5.6%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $0
Other Liabilities $164,682
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $2,826
Per Person Tax $5,062,204
Investments $754,679
Supplies $16,266
Loan Repayment $19,368
Interest $65,018
Dividends $53,240
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $4,374
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $435,635
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $139,862

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 $1,961,294 (30.67%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $261,946 (4.10%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $632 (0.01%)
General Overhead $904,824 (14.15%)
Union Administration $607,789 (9.50%)
Strike Benefits $6,000 (0.09%)
To Union Officers $252,406 (3.95%)
To Union Employees $2,042,767 (31.94%)
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
200235,000
200335,000
200435,000
200535,000
200635,300
200735,525
200835,800
200936,100
201136,100
201236,100
201336,750
201435,900
201535,900

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
ROBERT KINGSLEYDIRECTOR OF ORGANIZATION$95,570
BRUCE KLIPPLEPRESIDENT$84,136
EUGENE ELKINTERNATIONAL REP$80,790
JAMES ERMIFIELD ORGANIZER$77,772
GARY HUCKCARTOONIST$75,420
ANDREW DINKELAKERSECRETARY-TREASURER$73,884
JOHN THOMPSONINTERNATIONAL REP$69,414
KAREN HARDININTERNATIONAL REP$68,987
DENNIS PAINTERINTERNATIONAL REP$68,424
JACK LASITERFIELD ORGANIZER$68,002

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  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 charges2
embezzlement charges5
Guilty Pleas4
Indictments1
Officials Sentenced3

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
UE Local 766October 26, 2015Full Audit Text
UE Local 715March 9, 2015Full Audit Text
UE Local 404April 25, 2013Full Audit Text
UE Local 264August 6, 2012Full Audit Text
UE Local 204February 16, 2011Full Audit Text
UE Local 615May 5, 2009Full Audit Text
UE Local 684November 10, 2008Full Audit Text
UE Local 332April 8, 2008Full Audit Text
UE Local 866December 12, 2005Full Audit Text
UE Local 1112July 13, 2005Full Audit Text
UE Local 332July 5, 2005Full Audit Text
UE Local 506May 25, 2005Full Audit Text
UE Local 758March 9, 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
18-RD-150661Tramont Manufacturing LLC
April 22nd, 2015
21-RD-127448KRACO ENTERPRISES, LLC
April 28th, 2014
31-RD-095633Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
December 28th, 2012
01-RD-060421Hertz Transporting, Inc.
June 20th, 2011
06-RD-001648Pittsburgh Precision Turned Products, LLC
November 24th, 2009

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Co
Horsham, PA
UE Local 155182635
Stepan Company
Bordentown, NJ
UE Local 15536
Kinder Morgan
CINCINNATI, OH
UE Local 025
Lamson & Goodnow Mfg.
Shelburne Falls, MA
UE Local 27411
Lakewood Engineering and Manufacturing
Chicago, IL
UE Local 0285
Kraco Enterprises
Compton, CA
UE Local 0130
Slantco MFG Inc.
Glen Cove, NY
IUE Local 30
Quad City Die Casting Company
Moline, IL
UE Local 185
Elevator Manufacturers Assn of NY & Others
Teaneck, NJ
IUEC Local 1
Otis Elevator Company
Farmington, CT
IUE Local 500