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Plumbers, Local 51

Basic Information

Local 51

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Address

PLUMBERS
11 HEMINGWAY DRIVE
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 29152225

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 $7,703,586
Total Liabilities $2,513,432
Total Income $4,414,044
Total Spent $2,543,974

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $7,690,312 (+32.1%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (0.0%)
Investments $0 (0.0%)
Fixed Assets $3,833 (0.0%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $9,441 (-2.3%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $0
Other Liabilities $2,513,432
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $369,701
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $0
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $47,047
Dividends $0
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $2,127,812
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $113,324
Affiliates $0
Members $1,756,160
Reinvestments $0
All Others $82,324

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 $466,976 (18.36%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $0 (0.00%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $45,125 (1.77%)
General Overhead $103,984 (4.09%)
Union Administration $422,458 (16.61%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $517,984 (20.36%)
To Union Employees $0 (0.00%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

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Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
20021,075
20031,160
20041,164
20051,299
20061,361
20071,372
20081,217
20091,208
20101,155
20111,141
20121,227
20131,177
20141,146
20150
20161,131
20171,167
20181,211
20191,349

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
TIMOTHY BYRNEBUSINESS MANGER$142,798
PAUL ALVAREZTREASURER/AGENT$124,509
JOHN MCMULLENBUSINESS AGENT$124,334
BRETT LAPLANTEORGANIZER$123,284
BRIAN JONESPRESIDENT$1,870
MIKE RAPOSAVICE PRESIDENT$1,089
EDWARD KEENANEXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER$100
GREGORY TROTTIEREXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER$0
JAMES RAPOSAEXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER$0
MICHAEL PARENTER$0

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
Guilty Pleas1
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