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Utility Workers

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Address

UTILITY WORKERS
815 16TH STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20006

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Utility Workers Local 1New York, NY8,494
Utility Workers Local 223Dearborn, MI3,776
Utility Workers State Council Michigan  /  Charlotte, MI3,615
Utility Workers Local 132Santa Ana, CA3,491
Utility Workers Local 369Braintree, MA2,850
Utility Workers Nj State Council Utility Workers  /  Newark, NJ2,400
Utility Workers Local 601Hopelawn, NJ1,186
Utility Workers Local 555Valley View, OH1,173
Utility Workers Local 18007Chicago, IL1,053
Utility Workers Local 270Brooklyn Hts, OH923

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 $11,114,474
Total Liabilities $2,131,270
Total Income $15,207,441
Total Spent $14,245,998

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $1,731,142 (+124.9%)
Accounts Receivable $1,348,206 (-7.4%)
Investments $7,619,113 (+8.9%)
Fixed Assets $29,822 (+8.9%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $105,542 (+32.1%)
Loans Receivable $280,649 (-70.6%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $363,024
Other Liabilities $1,768,246
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $11,184,986
Investments $2,172,073
Supplies $34,217
Loan Repayment $673,558
Interest $194,822
Dividends $3,692
Rents $6,000
Fees and Fines $44,307
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $508,252
Affiliates $385,534
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $66,111

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 $2,405,474 (16.89%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $90,445 (0.63%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $37,157 (0.26%)
General Overhead $3,072,438 (21.57%)
Union Administration $2,713,047 (19.04%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $1,168,283 (8.20%)
To Union Employees $2,051,708 (14.40%)
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
200245,189
200349,516
200448,892
200550,000
200650,000
200750,000
200850,000
200950,000
201050,000
201150,000
201250,000
201350,000
201450,000
201550,000

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
D MICHAEL LANGFORDPRESIDENT$261,585
JOHN DUFFYVICE PRESIDENT$261,416
STEVEN VANSLOOTENEXEC VICE PRES$254,657
MICHAEL COLEMANSECRETARY-TREASURER$248,975
GERARDO ACOSTASENIOR NATIONAL REP$199,232
MARK BROOKSSPEC'L COUNSEL TO PRES$190,365
GEORGE MANOOGIANCHIEF OF STAFF$185,713
CARL WOODDIR REGULATORY AFFAIRS$180,119
JAMES GENNETTSENIOR NATIONAL REP$179,807
JOHN DEVLINSENIOR NATIONAL REP$176,366

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
1
criminal charges6
embezzlement charges12
Guilty Pleas10
Indictments7
Officials Sentenced4

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
UWU Local 259June 13, 2016Full Audit Text
UWU Local 640April 22, 2009Full Audit Text
UWU Local 242May 20, 2008Full Audit Text
UWU Local 544July 10, 2006Full Audit Text
UWU Local 492July 7, 2006Full Audit Text
UWU Local May 11, 2006Full Audit Text
UWU Local 126December 20, 2005Full Audit Text
UWU Local December 7, 2005Full Audit Text
UWU Local 537September 27, 2005Full Audit Text
UWU Local 310April 29, 2005Full Audit Text
UWU Local 600April 18, 2005Full Audit Text
UWU Local 555February 8, 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
09-RD-131302UTILITY PIPELINE, LTD
June 23rd, 2014
07-RD-126831DTE Energy
April 18th, 2014
01-RD-096490Covanta Semass LLC
January 16th, 2013
21-RD-093190SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY
November 14th, 2012
06-RD-079436ALLEGHENY ENERGY SUPPLY LLC
April 24th, 2012
01-RD-002158National Grid
April 18th, 2011
04-RD-002177United Water Delaware
May 20th, 2010
11-RD-000722Southwestern Virginia Gas Company
June 25th, 2009
01-RD-002128Covanta Semass LLC
May 15th, 2009
01-RD-002088RCN
December 19th, 2006

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(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)195
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information195
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)189
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]188
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]147
8(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation, incl'g Superseniority, denial of access133
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment110
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)63
8(a)(3) Discipline42
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)25
8(a)(5) Shutdown or Relocate (e.g. First National Maint.).Subcontract Work25
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))25
8(a)(1) Weingarten21
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence20
8(a)(1) Coercive Rules16
8(a)(4) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment16
8(a)(5) Failure to Sign Agreement15
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)13
8(b)(3) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith or Surface Bargaining10
8(a)(1) Interrogation (including Polling)9

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
Entergy
Plymouth, MA
UWU Local 369457275
Vectren Corporation
Dayton, OH
UWU Local 175129
FirstEnergy Corp
Altoona, PA
UWU Local 180156
PA American Water Company
Pittsburgh, PA
UWU Local 150
Southern California Gas Company
Los Angeles, CA
UWU Local 5225750
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
Plymouth, MA
UWU Local 36960
New York American Water Corporation
Nassau, NY
UWU Local 58
Marysville Hydrocarbons DCP Midsteam
Marysville, MI
UWU Local 15023
United Water
Jersey City, NJ
UWU Local 37539
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
Monaca, PA
UWU Local 475136