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Address

TEAMSTERS
25 LOUISIANA AVENUE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 200012130

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Teamsters Joint Council 42Pomona, CA146,464
Teamsters Joint Council 25Park Ridge, IL109,222
Teamsters Joint Council 16New York, NY95,686
Teamsters Joint Council 7San Francisco, CA84,829
Teamsters Conference Pennsylvania Conf of Teamsters  /  Harrisburg, PA77,345
Teamsters Conference Brewery and Soft Drink Workers  /  Washington, DC60,792
Teamsters Conference Bakery and Laundry  /  Manchester, NH60,000
Teamsters Joint Council 10Manchester, NH52,601
Teamsters Joint Council 53Philadelphia, PA52,306
Teamsters Conference Ohio Conference of Teamsters  /  Cincinnati, OH48,932

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 $270,783,635
Total Liabilities $44,431,258
Total Income $191,120,017
Total Spent $190,625,167

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $46,208,397 (+1.1%)
Accounts Receivable $18,566,035 (-10.7%)
Investments $167,869,793 (+11.9%)
Fixed Assets $35,939,719 (+11.9%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $1,561,077 (+10.5%)
Loans Receivable $638,614 (-48.6%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $25,879,861
Other Liabilities $18,551,397
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $166,567,622
Investments $2,761
Supplies $528,665
Loan Repayment $602,883
Interest $106,641
Dividends $7,437,015
Rents $30,000
Fees and Fines $4,541,852
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $9,861,841
Affiliates $1,440,737
Members $0
Reinvestments $51,707
All Others $303,623

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 $51,511,023 (27.02%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $8,467,714 (4.44%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $2,240,918 (1.18%)
General Overhead $17,914,374 (9.40%)
Union Administration $23,561,495 (12.36%)
Strike Benefits $841,240 (0.44%)
To Union Officers $2,335,528 (1.23%)
To Union Employees $29,660,775 (15.56%)
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
20021,350,000
20031,328,000
20041,350,000
20051,396,174
20061,398,573
20071,423,038
20081,402,878
20091,364,059
20101,326,972
20111,309,690
20121,257,766
20131,258,187
20141,305,773
20151,279,064

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
JAMES HOFFAGEN PRESIDENT$387,244
RICHARD HALLGEN SECTY-TREASURER$281,845
WILLIAM SMITH, IIIEXEC ASST TO GP$259,005
GARY WITLENDEPARTMENT DIRECTOR$245,014
RICHARD BELLEXEC ASST TO THE GST$235,068
CHARLES DEANERASSISTANT TO GENERAL PRES$234,050
FORREST JOHNSONINTL VP/TRADE DIV DIR$230,099
DAVID BOURNETRADE DIVISION DIRECTOR$212,393
JEFFREY FARMERDEPARTMENT DIRECTOR$204,964
LEAH FORDASST DIRECTOR SPECIAL COU$202,127

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

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
Teamsters Joint Council 25$2,112,148
Teamsters Local 541$429,431
Teamsters Union$327,131
Teamsters Local 317$280,686
Teamsters Local 245$254,930
Teamsters Union/California$186,691
Teamsters Local 456$131,030
Teamsters Union/Washington State$112,368
Teamsters Local 150$20,820
Teamsters Local 79$10,625

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
Teamsters Union$26,758,300
Western Conf of Teamsters Pension Trust$4,820,000
Brotherhood of Maint of Way Employ Div$2,417,800
Teamsters Airline Express Delivery Div$932,500
New England Teamsters & Trucking Pension$182,000
Teamsters Local 357$140,000
Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters$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
3
criminal charges33
embezzlement charges46
Guilty Pleas55
Indictments20
Officials Sentenced33

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
IBT Local 400June 21, 2016Full Audit Text
IBT Local 385May 9, 2016Full Audit Text
IBT Local 0March 18, 2016Full Audit Text
IBT Local 0June 23, 2015Full Audit Text
IBT Local 519March 10, 2015Full Audit Text
IBT Local 50June 13, 2013Full Audit Text
IBT Local 312June 12, 2013Full Audit Text
IBT Local 170May 29, 2013Full Audit Text
IBT Local 126November 8, 2012Full Audit Text
IBT Local 117September 13, 2012Full Audit Text
IBT Local 682June 12, 2012Full Audit Text
IBT Local 182May 9, 2012Full Audit Text
IBT Local 955April 16, 2012Full Audit Text
IBT Local 41November 7, 2011Full Audit Text
IBT Local 610June 6, 2011Full Audit Text
IBT Local 267March 17, 2011Full Audit Text
IBT Local 313January 31, 2011Full Audit Text
IBT Local 817November 24, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local November 19, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 877October 5, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 397September 10, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 82July 28, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 264June 20, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 177June 1, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 55May 28, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 231May 11, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 252May 5, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 17February 25, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 341January 25, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 35January 21, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local 114January 5, 2010Full Audit Text
IBT Local October 9, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local 67September 29, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local September 11, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local 777August 18, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local 18August 7, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local 730May 29, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local 120May 27, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local 422April 1, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local 449March 9, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local 347March 5, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local 261March 3, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local February 11, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local 518January 5, 2009Full Audit Text
IBT Local 607December 30, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 244December 19, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 174December 4, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 693December 4, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 636November 10, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 190October 7, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 491September 30, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 135September 19, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 344September 5, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 91September 2, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 618August 19, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 695August 7, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 696June 30, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 312June 23, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 1717June 16, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 272April 10, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 90February 15, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 1035January 30, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 118January 28, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 491January 16, 2008Full Audit Text
IBT Local 238June 12, 2007Full Audit Text
IBT Local 1414May 31, 2007Full Audit Text
IBT Local 159April 12, 2007Full Audit Text
IBT Local 964April 11, 2007Full Audit Text
IBT Local 1149April 6, 2007Full Audit Text
IBT Local 2001March 13, 2007Full Audit Text
IBT Local 633September 5, 2006Full Audit Text
IBT Local 469November 28, 2005Full Audit Text
IBT Local 421October 31, 2005Full Audit Text
IBT Local 104September 28, 2005Full Audit Text
IBT Local 364September 23, 2005Full Audit Text
IBT Local 200August 3, 2005Full Audit Text
IBT Local 259July 12, 2005Full Audit Text
IBT Local 49June 6, 2005Full Audit Text
IBT Local 145March 31, 2005Full Audit Text
IBT Local 589March 21, 2005Full Audit Text
IBT Local 837February 1, 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
32-RD-186961Iron Mountain, Incorporated
October 25th, 2016
22-RD-185742Kuehne + Nagel Inc.
October 6th, 2016
20-RD-185714USA Waste of California Inc. d/b/a McCourtney Road Transfer Station and Recycle Center
October 5th, 2016
03-RD-185490Green Mountain Community Network, Inc.
October 4th, 2016
06-RD-185076LaVale Wilbert Vault Company
September 27th, 2016
18-RD-184792CHS, Inc.
September 22nd, 2016
20-RD-183719WeDriveU, Inc.
September 7th, 2016
29-RD-183446Airgas USA, LLC
September 2nd, 2016
04-RD-183424George Krapf Jr & Sons
September 1st, 2016
21-RD-183201KAG WEST, LLC
August 30th, 2016

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 access4768
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)3906
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)3692
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))2891
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment2818
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)2571
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]2399
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information2134
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]2057
8(a)(3) Discipline1506
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)1110
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence1109
8(a)(1) Interrogation (including Polling)773
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)592
8(a)(1) Coercive Rules495
8(b)(3) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith or Surface Bargaining452
8(b)(2) Union Security Related Actions401
8(a)(5) Refusal to Recognize341
8(b)(1)(A) Hiring Halls285
8(a)(5) Shutdown or Relocate (e.g. First National Maint.).Subcontract Work280

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
PARKING LOTS & GARAGES PITTSBURGH PA & VIC IBT 926
PITTSBURGH, PA
IBT Local 21249158
Grand Rapids Gravel
Wyoming, MI
IBT Local 40662
GRAYBAR ELECTRIC COMPANY
PHILADELPHIA, PA
IBT Local 10717
Johnson Truck Bodies, Inc.
Rice Lake , WI
IBT Local 622954268
A S Goodman
East Hartford, CT
IBT Local 7134
Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc.
Buffalo, NY
IBT Local 292106
County Beverage Company
Lees Summit, MO
IBT Local 3830
Brenntag Northeast Inc
Reading, PA
IBT Local 23180
Associated Ready Mixed Concrete Inc.
SAN DIEGO, CA
IBT Local 323
Mike Finnin Motors Inc.
Dubuque, IA
IBT Local 233411