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LABORERS
905 16TH STREET
WASHINGTON, DC 200061765

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Laborers District Council Great Lakes Region Organizing Committee  /  Chicago, IL42,131
Laborers Local Mid Atlantic Region Organiz Coaliti  /  Reston, VA40,000
Laborers Local Laborers' Eastern Region Organizing  /  Monroe Twp, NJ30,152
Laborers District Council Chicago  /  Burr Ridge, IL19,575
Laborers District Council Mason Tenders of Greater New York  /  New York, NY17,222
Laborers District Council Massachusetts  /  Hopkinton, MA17,140
Laborers District Council 57Indiana  /  Terre Haute, IN12,665
Laborers District Council Minnesota-North Dakota  /  St Paul, MN10,450
Laborers District Council Washington and Northern Idaho  /  Lynnwood, WA10,280
Laborers District Council Western Pennsylvania  /  Pittsburgh, PA9,715

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Year Covered: 2013  •  Last Updated: August 22nd, 2014

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 $176,990,778
Total Liabilities $2,337,973
Total Income $90,450,575
Total Spent $93,450,229

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $12,723,368 (-22.7%)
Accounts Receivable $5,147,156 (-8.0%)
Investments $115,348,086 (+25.8%)
Fixed Assets $14,696,594 (+25.8%)
Treasury Securities $11,512,445 (-18.8%)
Other Assets $17,563,129 (+25.5%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $1,470,093
Other Liabilities $867,880
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $77,920,315
Investments $421,439
Supplies $67,137
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $2,566,996
Dividends $99,221
Rents $1,138,561
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $8,236,778
Affiliates $128
Members $0
Reinvestments $85,189,415
All Others $162,309

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2013  •  Last Updated: August 22nd, 2014

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 $12,126,868 (12.98%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $5,084,431 (5.44%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $1,754,266 (1.88%)
General Overhead $783,704 (0.84%)
Union Administration $29,259,974 (31.31%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $3,212,951 (3.44%)
To Union Employees $18,710,047 (20.02%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

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Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2013  •  Last Updated: August 22nd, 2014

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
2002840,180
2003743,957
2004692,558
2005669,772
2006657,197
2007627,769
2008668,973
2009632,605
2010611,461
2011579,487
2012571,065
2013557,999

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2013  •  Last Updated: August 22nd, 2014

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
TERENCE O'SULLIVANGENERAL PRESIDENT$663,981
ARMAND SABITONIGEN SECRETARY-TREASURER$562,109
JOSEPH MANCINELLIVICE PRESIDENT$471,710
MICHAEL BEARSEGENERAL COUSEL$459,284
JON DAVISVICE PRESIDENT$424,856
TERRENCE HEALYVICE PRESIDENT$407,461
JOHN PENNVICE PRESIDENT$358,566
DENNIS MARTIREVICE PRESIDENT$348,338
VINCENT MASINOVICE PRESIDENT$340,727
ROBERT RICHARDSONVICE PRESIDENT$339,568

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2013  •  Last Updated: August 22nd, 2014

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

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
Laborers Union$13,965,924
Laborers Union$3,553,595
Laborers Union$571,401
Southern & Central Illinois Laborers$547,705
Laborers Union/Wisconsin$507,495
Laborers Union/Illinois$437,259
Laborers Union/Michigan$246,605
Laborers Union/Midwest Region$150,274
Laborers Union/North Central Illinois$91,800
Laborers Union Local 265$21,308
Great Lakes Region Organizing Cmte$15,500
Laborers Union/Southern Nevada$15,063
Laborers Union Local 703$6,362
Laborers Union Local 652$500
Laborers Union Local 265$108

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
Fed Budget & Appropriations$2,039,925
Defense$1,585,000
Environment & Superfund$1,338,000
Health Issues$1,316,000
Labor, Antitrust & Workplace$1,245,000
Banking$872,402
Aviation, Airlines & Airports$825,378
Government Issues$580,000
Disaster & Emergency Planning$480,000
Immigration$450,202

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
Laborers Union$10,099,721
Laborers-AGC Education & Training Fdtn$1,218,000
Laborers Health & Safety Fund$936,000
LiUNA Training & Education Fund$120,000
Laborers-Employers Coop & Educ Trust$40,000
LiUNA Mid-Atlantic$21,000

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
2
criminal charges49
embezzlement charges65
Guilty Pleas55
Indictments25
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
LIUNA Local 102/11/13Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 131701/02/13Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 63310/16/12Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 114906/29/12Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 4405/03/12Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 21003/14/12Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 38511/14/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 114009/28/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 62108/25/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 06/21/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 9105/18/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 57405/17/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 119705/13/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 41904/29/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 62003/21/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 128503/17/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 34503/14/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 29102/18/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 46401/12/11Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 58112/15/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 12/14/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 78511/23/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 33510/19/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 44010/19/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 26510/12/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 09/30/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 49909/21/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 103208/27/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 66208/19/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 97608/13/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 110407/30/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 60907/28/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 9606/25/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 5706/24/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 32303/30/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 03/09/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 66302/03/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 27901/28/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 95501/22/10Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 11012/15/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 38912/02/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 32111/12/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 31611/03/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 11/02/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 88609/09/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 95207/29/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 07/24/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 57807/21/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 55904/20/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 32204/14/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 59404/07/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 33003/26/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 145103/18/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 53803/17/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 29203/05/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 25202/19/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 27602/19/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 02/03/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1401/12/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 48301/08/09Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 5312/03/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 123910/29/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 36210/08/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1109/22/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 21809/12/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 127109/11/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 50909/05/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 31909/03/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 66808/06/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 807/24/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 07/21/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 4205/07/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 11804/17/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 108404/09/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 141204/03/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 53003/10/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 67001/31/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 01/31/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 83301/30/08Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 09/25/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 70206/29/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 10306/19/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 38006/19/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 14106/12/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 14206/12/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 6806/07/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 140004/13/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 75104/13/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 35303/26/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 15203/23/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 139201/31/07Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 09/20/06Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 14909/05/06Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 14008/25/06Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 67308/02/06Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 24307/26/06Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 78407/14/06Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 4407/11/06Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 33806/23/06Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 23806/20/06Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 57912/22/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 30511/03/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 129810/21/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 71809/16/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 509/16/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 12108/04/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 64507/07/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 11305/25/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 142105/09/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 62104/20/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 75802/15/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 91602/11/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 72702/11/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 30101/27/05Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 26901/10/05Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Liuna National (industrial) Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of the Liuna National (industrial) Pension Fund
60,51573.6
Laborers National Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of the Laborers National Pension Fund
44,786

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
Liuna National (industrial) Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of the Liuna National (industrial) Pension Fund
60,51573.6
Liuna Staff and Affiliates Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of Liuna Staff and Affiliates Pension Fund
9,646
Iron Workers Pension Plan of Western Pennsylvania
Board of Trustees Iron Workers Pension Plan of Western Pa
3,04871.3
Building Trades Pension Plan of Western Pennsylvania
Board of Trustees Building Trades Pension Plan of Western Pennsylvania
4,64780.2
Western Pennsylvania Teamsters and Employers Pension Fund
W Pa Teamsters and Employers Pension Fund Board of Trustees
24,12953.5

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
25-RD-01555Sanitary Management & Engineering Company, Inc.
Laborers International Union of North America
09-RD-02208The Brewer Company
Laborers International Union of North America, Local 265
06-RD-01654Blairsville Wilbert Vault Co., Inc.
Laborers' Disctrict Council of Western Pennsylvania, Construction General Laborers, Local Union No. 910 a/w Laborers' Int'l. Union of North America, A
21-RD-02881Inland Concrete Constructors
Cement Masons Union, Local 600
14-RD-01923Gundaker Commercial Group
Laborers' Local 110 affiliated with Laborers International Union of North America, AFL-CIO
09-RD-02193Valley Asphalt Corporation
Laborers Local 265
18-RD-02670Whaley Waste Systems
Laborers International Union of North America, Local 177
02-RD-01581Waste Management Inc./Gunhill Transfer
Laborers, Local International Union of North America Local 108
12-RD-01057Modern Concrete Products, Inc.
Laborers International Union of America, Construction & Craft Workers, Local 1652
33-RD-00903Parkland Environmental Group, Inc.
Laborers Local 477

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 Allegations1034
Duty of Fair Representation932
Actions of Picketers466
Hiring Halls438
Statements410
Hiring Hall Related259
Time/Place of Picketing187
Coercive Statements118
Language on Picket Sign/Handbill117
Threatening Statements109
Reserved Gate Issues97
Union Security Related (including Beck)90
Handbilling72
Union Security Related67
Picketing/Strike Actions58
Lawsuits/Grievances36
Violence/Assaults35
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)32
Harassment31
All Allegations against a Labor Organization23

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
Donato Marangi Inc. Cottage Carting Inc and Advanced Waste d/b/a Marangi Di
Valley Cottage, NY
LIUNA Local 108265
Turner Construction Company
River Edge, NJ
LIUNA Local 30
Standex Int'l Corporation
Philadelphia, PA
LIUNA Local 571479
ABB Process Analytics
Lewisburg, WV
LIUNA Local 1182760
Fabcon Inc
Savage, MN
LIUNA Local 5633668
PAL Health Technologies Inc
Peoria, Lincoln
LIUNA Local 23112125
Agc of Michigan
Flint, MI
LIUNA Local MI39400
IDCA (Interior Demolition Contractors Association)
New York, NY
LIUNA Local MT DC61000
CEA Construction Employers Association
Cleveland, OH
LIUNA Local 3109715
Crozer Chester Medical Center
Chester, PA
LIUNA Local 13106540