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Plumbers, Local 55

Basic Information

Local 55

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Address

PLUMBERS
980 KEYNOTE CIRCLE
CLEVELAND, OH 44131

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 $5,200,139
Total Liabilities $78,253
Total Income $3,286,828
Total Spent $2,760,261

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $2,102,575 (+33.4%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (-100.0%)
Investments $1,354,383 (+21.5%)
Fixed Assets $1,715,914 (+21.5%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $21,251 (+4.5%)
Loans Receivable $6,016 (+3.6%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $49,831
Accounts Payable $13,327
Other Liabilities $15,095
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $261,615
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $0
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $54,261
Dividends $0
Rents $99,401
Fees and Fines $2,734,687
Loans Obtained $66,974
Other Receipts $69,890
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $813,524
All Others $69,890

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2019  •  Last Updated: April 8th, 2021

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 $828,854 (30.03%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $0 (0.00%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $17,018 (0.62%)
General Overhead $530,493 (19.22%)
Union Administration $210,730 (7.63%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $299,382 (10.85%)
To Union Employees $83,766 (3.03%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

Search All Spending

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2019  •  Last Updated: April 8th, 2021

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
20021,244
20031,232
20051,203
20061,167
20071,163
20081,143
20091,136
20101,097
20111,071
20121,161
20131,233
20141,083
20151,067
2016972
2017960
20181,014
20191,035

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2019  •  Last Updated: April 8th, 2021

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
SHAWN GRAYBUSINESS MANAGER$185,975
FRED HUFGARDBUSINESS AGENT$128,580
JOSEPH MCFADDENBUSINESS AGENT$122,433
CHRISTINE FARMEROFFICE MANAGER$62,331
SHANNON KRYSTOFEKCLERK$50,501
TIMOTHY WHEELERVICE PRESIDENT$5,239
JIM FATICAEXECUTIVE BOARD$3,684
DOREEN CANNONPRESIDENT$2,634
DON SMOOTEXECUTIVE BOARD$2,606
JOSH SPINNEREXECUTIVE BOARD$2,536

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2019  •  Last Updated: April 8th, 2021

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 Instances
criminal charges1
embezzlement charges3
Guilty Pleas2
Indictments2
Officials Sentenced1

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: April 8th, 2021

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.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016