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Carpenters

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CARPENTERS
101 CONSTITUTION AVENUE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Carpenters District Council Eastern District  /  Haddonfield, NJ97,884
Carpenters Local Eastern Millwrights Conference  /  Kennesaw, GA35,358
Carpenters Regional Council Chicago Reg. Council of Carpenters  /  Chicago, IL32,132
Carpenters Council Industrial Coalition  /  Portland, OR32,000
Carpenters Regional Council Indiana/kentucky/ohio Regional Council  /  Greenwood, IN31,526
Carpenters Conference Northern Ca Counties (46)  /  Oakland, CA30,133
Carpenters Council Oakland, CA30,133
Carpenters Regional Council Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters  /  Edison, NJ26,549
Carpenters District Council St Louis  /  St Louis, MO21,362
Carpenters District Council New York City and Vicinity #4112  /  New York, NY21,131

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 $603,513,321
Total Liabilities $4,406,705
Total Income $111,087,057
Total Spent $108,067,242

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $43,313,217 (+7.5%)
Accounts Receivable $4,805,274 (+1.9%)
Investments $433,239,776 (+22.9%)
Fixed Assets $103,576,742 (+22.9%)
Treasury Securities $0 (-100.0%)
Other Assets $3,478,248 (+126.9%)
Loans Receivable $15,100,064 (+941.4%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $740,591
Other Liabilities $3,666,114
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $63,739,821
Investments $11,827,662
Supplies $399,148
Loan Repayment $250,000
Interest $7,448,420
Dividends $12,862,478
Rents $1,129,433
Fees and Fines $752,808
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $12,677,287
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $290,341,012
All Others $0

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 $6,052,996 (5.60%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $6,385,279 (5.91%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $11,673,524 (10.80%)
General Overhead $18,523,385 (17.14%)
Union Administration $9,257,246 (8.57%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $1,661,975 (1.54%)
To Union Employees $8,296,783 (7.68%)
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
2002531,839
2003523,271
2004524,237
2005522,416
2006523,126
2007523,815
2008511,053
2009473,777
2010446,694
2011428,207
2012415,806

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

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
Carpenters Union/Philadelphia & Vicinity$6,574,580
Working for Working Americans$4,169,905
Carpenters Union/Chicago & Northeast IL$1,941,889
Carpenters Union/Pacific Northwest$1,553,627
Carpenters Union/Michigan$838,836
Carpenters Union/Northwest Ohio$620,286
Carpenters Union/Greater St Louis$563,914
Carpenters Union/Kansas City & Vicinity$210,609
Carpenters & Joiners Union$74,785
Carpenters Union/Kansas$70,500
Carpenters Union/Southeastern Region$16,192

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
Labor, Antitrust & Workplace$1,372,500
Fed Budget & Appropriations$640,000
Clean Air & Water$360,000
Energy & Nuclear Power$245,000
Agriculture$180,000
Trade$180,000
Retirement$175,000
Environment & Superfund$160,000
Taxes$140,000
Aviation, Airlines & Airports$80,000

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
Carpenters & Joiners Union$3,527,500
Carpenters Union Local 1024$580,000
Carpenters Union/Connecticut$250,000

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 Charges14
Embezzlement Charges27
Guilty Pleas25
Indictments8
Officials Sentenced17

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: March 4th, 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
CJA Local 05/29/13Full Audit Text
CJA Local 155602/28/13Full Audit Text
CJA Local 63802/15/13Full Audit Text
CJA Local 57812/14/12Full Audit Text
CJA Local 7112/07/12Full Audit Text
CJA Local 6806/12/12Full Audit Text
CJA Local 131006/04/12Full Audit Text
CJA Local 200705/09/12Full Audit Text
CJA Local 159405/01/12Full Audit Text
CJA Local 118111/09/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 5109/14/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 2207/25/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 7307/22/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 10606/28/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 5506/23/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 29504/19/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 193604/08/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 603/04/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 100603/04/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 12703/03/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 42902/10/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 173301/27/11Full Audit Text
CJA Local 47011/01/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 71210/13/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 62410/06/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 73509/28/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 77709/28/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1909/24/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 24408/30/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 11308/11/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 37008/10/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 31207/30/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 35707/27/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 3507/07/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 72506/28/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 229806/22/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 55705/24/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 3405/17/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 11204/01/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 276103/29/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 71503/03/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 307302/25/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 01/12/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 148801/06/10Full Audit Text
CJA Local 75612/22/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 13211/20/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 170711/16/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 100811/09/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 199710/15/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 114410/14/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 8509/14/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 114209/11/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 238009/04/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 110208/24/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 114307/20/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 4007/10/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 37707/01/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 145606/26/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 3106/25/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 34505/29/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 179705/27/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 179505/18/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 5604/27/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 239604/14/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 131903/24/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 6403/18/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 106503/12/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 100602/25/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 02/12/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 13102/05/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 7301/28/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 171501/09/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 186101/08/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 20401/07/09Full Audit Text
CJA Local 25612/23/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 43312/02/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 18611/14/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 82111/14/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 116010/20/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 09/30/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 263308/13/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 56208/11/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 55808/05/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 132907/10/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 153206/25/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 15706/24/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 34406/23/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 152906/16/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 15105/29/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 30805/16/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 71405/15/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 79505/07/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 32905/02/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 12604/17/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 295804/16/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 1104/11/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 212703/27/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 85103/27/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 59603/13/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 73103/06/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 28302/19/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 92202/14/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 102602/13/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 187501/30/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 50501/29/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 211901/16/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 131201/14/08Full Audit Text
CJA Local 218708/09/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 21008/02/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 64507/31/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 184706/25/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 31006/22/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 134805/24/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 136104/11/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 183904/05/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 10103/15/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 54603/02/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 63401/23/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 123301/19/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 74201/11/07Full Audit Text
CJA Local 09/05/06Full Audit Text
CJA Local 200106/09/06Full Audit Text
CJA Local 223501/25/06Full Audit Text
CJA Local Sterling12/28/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 134912/21/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 10712/09/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 80412/01/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 72511/14/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 174309/26/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local Jamaica, NY09/20/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 89709/13/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 60208/29/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 18508/03/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 207/20/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 26407/08/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 106807/05/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 115506/28/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 283405/23/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 5405/23/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 42405/13/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 60004/20/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 31304/12/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 215404/08/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 112104/07/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 190404/05/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 19104/01/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 5803/21/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 228302/14/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 27502/14/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 144502/11/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 16501/25/05Full Audit Text
CJA Local 404312/28/04Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
United Brotherhood of Capenters Pension Plan United States Segment
Board of Trustees United Brother Hood of Carpenters Pension Plan
4,547

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
30-RD-01518Wisconsin Box Company
Midwestern Council of Industrial Workers, Local Union No. 3157, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
19-RD-03865Contour Laminates, Inc.
Lumber and Sawmill Workers Local 2633
26-RD-01170Kimberly-Clark, Conway Personal Care Facility
Carpenters Industrial Council United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 147
33-RD-00909Capitol Wood Works, LLC d/b/a Kwik-Wall Company
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 16
19-RD-03851Infinity Scaffold Inc.
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
30-RD-01496T. J. Hale Company, LLC
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters -- Northern Region of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
19-RD-03788Laabs Construction, LLC
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
04-RD-02134Skyview Park Apartments
Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
32-RD-01566Beaver Lumber of Hollister
Millmen and Industrial Carpenters Union, Local 262
19-RD-03752Laabs Construction, LLC
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

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
Other Allegations1276
Actions of Picketers615
Duty of Fair Representation551
Statements398
Time/Place of Picketing213
Reserved Gate Issues195
Hiring Halls195
Language on Picket Sign/Handbill173
Handbilling160
Picketing/Strike Actions134
Hiring Hall Related125
Threatening Statements120
Union Security Related (including Beck)92
Coercive Statements92
Union Security Related79
Violence/Assaults63
Lawsuits/Grievances41
All Allegations against a Labor Organization37
All Allegations31
Harassment31

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
Building Contractors Association of Fort Wayne Inc
Fort Wayne, IN
CJA Local IN KY30450
Building Industry Association
Philadelphia, PA
CJA Local METRO RC11500
Wooden Window Inc
Oakland, CA
CJA Local 223615917
B & R Lumber & Truss Company
St Peters, MO
CJA Local GREATER ST LOUI5239
Hurd Window and Door Company
MEDFORD, WI
CJA Local 102570350
Hurd Window and Door Company
Merrill, WI
CJA Local 297988450
CHICAGO TRADE SHOW LEASING -Fritken-Jones
Chicago, IL
CJA Local 12210
MII INC
LINCOLN, IL
CJA Local 1333171
BOB SHOWERS WINDOWS & SUNROOMS INC
Phillipsburg, PA
CJA Local 17150
Metro Exhibits Inc
Woodridge, IL
CJA Local 181