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American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe

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Address

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYE
1625 L STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20036

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe Local 1000Csea - Civil Service Employees Asn (csea)  /  Albany, NY240,128
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe District Council 37New York City  /  New York, NY94,159
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe Council 31Illinois Public Employees  /  Springfield, IL59,553
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe Council 13Pennsylvania Public Employees  /  Harrisburg, PA51,676
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe Local 3930United Domestic Workers of America  /  San Diego, CA48,928
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe Council 25Michigan  /  Lansing, MI46,074
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe Region 6Csea - Western  /  Warsaw, NY42,839
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe Council Hospital and Health Care Employees  /  Newark, NJ41,020
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe Region 1Csea - Long Island  /  Commack, NY40,000
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe Council 5Minnesota  /  South Saint Paul, MN39,042

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

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 $93,395,200
Total Liabilities $84,415,045
Total Income $203,672,036
Total Spent $211,175,204

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $8,065,748 (-48.2%)
Accounts Receivable $18,530,755 (+20.7%)
Investments $125,000 (0.0%)
Fixed Assets $4,029,634 (0.0%)
Treasury Securities $59,015,920 (-14.6%)
Other Assets $1,395,874 (-28.7%)
Loans Receivable $2,232,269 (+4.5%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $5,302,123
Other Liabilities $79,112,922
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $177,846,390
Investments $11,995,776
Supplies $62,054
Loan Repayment $219,986
Interest $311,169
Dividends $0
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $842,964
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $12,335,956
Affiliates $57,741
Members $0
Reinvestments $81,983,434
All Others $1,448,570

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

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 $42,460,791 (20.11%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $70,011,153 (33.15%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $5,803,305 (2.75%)
General Overhead $19,948,897 (9.45%)
Union Administration $25,443,699 (12.05%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $1,304,522 (0.62%)
To Union Employees $41,305,461 (19.56%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

Search All Spending

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
20021,350,000
20031,350,000
20041,350,000
20051,459,511
20061,470,095
20071,433,688
20081,467,138
20091,501,220
20101,465,288
20111,423,584
20121,386,296

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
GERALD MCENTEEINTL PRESIDENT$1,121,988
STEPHEN REGENSTREIFDIRECTOR, RETIREES$432,705
LEE SAUNDERSINTL PRESIDENT$353,580
BELINDA SAVERINOEXECUTIVE OFFICE ADMINIST$330,652
$309,327
STEPHAN FANTAUZZOCHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRE$292,129
PAUL BOOTHEXECUTIVE ASST TO PRESIDE$262,231
JOHN SEFERIANCHAIRPERSON, JUDICIAL PAN$260,380
JESSICA WEINSTEINASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDEN$253,517
JOHN DEMPSEYGENERAL COUNSEL$251,475

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

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
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$114,761,197
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$12,639,185
AFSCME Wisconsin Council 40$1,946,390
AFSCME/Missouri$814,531
Reclaim Our Democracy$429,789
AFSCME/Illinois$295,670
AFSCME/Wisconsin$258,415
Hawaii Government Employees Assn$70,159
Nebraska Assn of Public Employees$31,652
WA St Council of Cnty & City Employees$13,517

Source: Internal Revenue Service by way of the Center for Responsive Politics

Last Updated: March 1st, 2011

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Major Issues

IssueTotal Spent Lobbying
Family, Abortion & Adoption$19,740,000
Agriculture$12,480,000
Fed Budget & Appropriations$6,890,000
Bankruptcy$4,920,000
Government Issues$2,753,000
Health Issues$2,410,000
Taxes$1,950,000
Education$1,820,000
District of Columbia$1,400,000
Labor, Antitrust & Workplace$1,090,000

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$59,733,000
AFSCME District Council 26$0

Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

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 charges36
embezzlement charges57
Guilty Pleas64
Indictments16
Officials Sentenced40

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: June 29th, 2014

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
AFSCME Local 20505/28/13Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 312404/29/13Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 31502/22/13Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 364902/04/13Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 244507/19/12Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 301706/14/12Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 10505/10/12Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 805/04/12Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 6603/29/12Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 08/17/11Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 195404/28/11Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 164402/18/11Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 10/15/10Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 173309/11/10Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 120507/29/10Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 69106/28/10Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 115505/21/10Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 155805/05/10Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 369502/11/10Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 7601/11/10Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 12/08/09Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 36611/18/09Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 10109/22/09Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 117508/27/09Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 59007/28/09Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 04/30/09Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 21502/19/09Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 85312/10/08Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 150311/25/08Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 10711/21/08Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 338204/28/08Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 99304/18/08Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 92803/25/08Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 4803/11/08Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 231701/11/08Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 31606/14/07Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 355805/31/07Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 03/29/07Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 72201/19/07Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 395007/20/06Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 365306/23/06Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 279308/22/05Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 241807/14/05Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 79006/23/05Full Audit Text
AFSCME Local 20501/20/05Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014

Pensions

Associated Pension Funds

These pension funds are tied to the union according to their name only. There is no formal system for identifying all pension funds associated with a union. As a result, some of these pension fund may not be associated with the union.

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Afscme Employees Pension Plan
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
3,798
Ainsworth Engineered Pension Plan for Minnesota Osb Employees
Ainsworth Engineered, Llc
250
Twin City Hospitals - Minnesota Nurses Association Pension Plan
Pension Committee under Twin City Hospitals - Minnesota Nurses
22,41772.9
Minnesota and North Dakota Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of the Minnesota North Dakota Bricklayers and Allied
3,163
Minnesota Cement Masons and Plasterers Pension Fund
Trustees of Minnesota Cement Masons and Plasterers Pension Fund
1,521
Minnesota Laborers Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of Minnesota Laborers Pension Fund
15,087
Minnesota Bakers Union Pension Plan
Minnesota Bakers Union Pension Plan
2,470

Source: Internal Revenue Service.

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-02724Ecumen d/b/a Ecumen Scenic Shores
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFSCME Council 5
04-RD-02204Arista Care at Meadow Springs
District 1199C, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
06-RD-01670First Student, Inc.
District Council 85 AFSCME AFL-CIO
18-RD-02721University of Minnesota Physicians
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
18-RD-02718Fairmont Medical Center - Mayo Health System
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees #105
13-RD-02640Charleston Transitional Facility
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31
22-RD-01553KINTOCK GROUP
District 1199J, National Union  of Hospital and Healtchare Employees
22-RD-01539Hoboken Day Care 100
AFSCME
25-RD-01545Area 10 Agency on Aging
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
10-RD-01507SOUTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER, INC.
AFSCME, LOCAL 1644

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
Duty of Fair Representation553
Other Allegations147
Union Security Related (including Beck)56
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)24
Coercive Statements23
Union Security Related20
All Allegations19
Threatening Statements18
Refusal to Furnish Information13
Refusal to Bargain (Succeeding Contract)11
Failure to Sign Agreement11
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Initial Contract)9
Unknown9
Repudiation/Modification of Contract7
Refusal to Bargain (Initial Contract)7
Picketing/Strike Actions5
Disparagement of Employee4
Notification requirements [Sec. 8(d)]4
Violence/Assaults4
Surveillance3

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
American Red Cross - CT Region
Farnington , CT
AFSCME Local 314510214
Forsythe Transportation
Arlington, VA
AFSCME Local 30011060
American Red Cross - CT Region
Farnington, CT
AFSCME Local 31455214
Heartland Human Services
EFFINGHAM, IL
AFSCME Local 3178457
Veolia Transportation (Fairfax Connector)
Fairfax, VA
AFSCME Local 300116170
Greenwich Services Inc - IFCHR
Philadelphia, PA
AFSCME Local 119915180
Fulton County
Lewiston, IL
AFSCME Local 1445
Madison County
edwardsville, IL
AFSCME Local 13450
GOLDEN SLIPPER
PHILADELPHIA, PA
AFSCME Local 11995190
BALA NURSING & RETIREMENT CENTER
PHILADELPHIA, PA
AFSCME Local 1199088