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Machinists

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MACHINISTS
9000 MACHINISTS PL
UPPER MARLBORO, MD 207722687

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Machinists Conference Northeastern States  /  Arlington, MA45,769
Machinists State Council Washington  /  Seattle, WA40,526
Machinists District Lodge 141Burlingame, CA34,182
Machinists District Lodge 751Seattle, WA32,511
Machinists State Council New York  /  Adams, NY31,657
Machinists State Council California  /  Petaluma, CA28,000
Machinists State Council Pennsylvania  /  Essington, PA24,118
Machinists Lodge 751Seattle, WA20,189
Machinists District Lodge 10Milwaukee, WI19,525
Machinists District Lodge 142Kansas City, MO17,807

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 $155,548,207
Total Liabilities $7,667,587
Total Income $168,485,087
Total Spent $163,144,435

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $29,632,177 (+22.0%)
Accounts Receivable $8,615,832 (+23.9%)
Investments $80,782,568 (-8.8%)
Fixed Assets $29,230,963 (-8.8%)
Treasury Securities $2,930,642 (+586.5%)
Other Assets $2,056,025 (-11.3%)
Loans Receivable $2,300,000 (+90.3%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $2,239,482
Accounts Payable $251,008
Other Liabilities $5,177,097
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $795,889
Per Person Tax $126,298,476
Investments $6,237,860
Supplies $409,171
Loan Repayment $1,208,506
Interest $1,379,788
Dividends $785,756
Rents $151,464
Fees and Fines $1,850
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $12,150,559
Affiliates $17,990,917
Members $1,074,851
Reinvestments $13,691,666
All Others $561,393

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 $28,216,255 (17.30%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $2,684,512 (1.65%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $22,074,584 (13.53%)
General Overhead $25,071,446 (15.37%)
Union Administration $20,668,345 (12.67%)
Strike Benefits $5,510,207 (3.38%)
To Union Officers $1,923,790 (1.18%)
To Union Employees $29,937,944 (18.35%)
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
2002673,095
2003627,408
2004610,426
2005653,781
2006646,933
2007648,331
2008641,723
2009613,758
2010596,760
2011580,980
2012576,947

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
ROBERT BUFFENBARGERINTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT$304,114
LYNN TUCKERGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$290,181
ROBERT MARTINEZGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$282,802
MARK BLONDINGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$282,313
GARY ALLENGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$275,846
PHILIP GRUBERGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$272,180
DAVE RITCHIEGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$271,941
ROBERT ROACH JRGENERAL SECRETARY-TREAS$270,713
SITO PANTOJAGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$269,999
RICHARD MICHALSKIGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$269,118

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

Political Action Committees

Political Action CommitteeTotal Contributed
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$24,774,712
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$584,964
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Local 837$149,201

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Major Issues

IssueTotal Spent Lobbying
Aviation, Airlines & Airports$9,395,000
Defense$2,630,000
Retirement$2,430,000
Transportation$2,295,353
Health Issues$2,070,000
Agriculture$1,720,000
Government Issues$1,220,000
Trade$632,680
Taxes$560,000
Automotive Industry$360,000

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$19,547,680
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Dist 9$3,765,353

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 Charges55
Embezzlement Charges90
Guilty Pleas81
Indictments43
Officials Sentenced54

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
IAM Local 173101/24/13Full Audit Text
IAM Local 11/30/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 83710/30/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 64310/03/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 71109/27/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 150909/04/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 51007/30/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 158005/11/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 33001/09/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 101910/21/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 10/20/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 47509/22/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 6609/12/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 43908/23/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 174508/01/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 257506/13/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 218205/16/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 178201/18/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 26411/05/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 83110/15/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 83110/15/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2509/20/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 13008/24/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 4108/12/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 06/08/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 04/27/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 3104/20/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 215904/13/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 80403/11/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 70903/05/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 29702/01/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 14110/29/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 121010/28/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 121010/28/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 25410/02/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 7509/30/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 66009/29/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 09/11/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 194708/31/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 220208/13/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 240108/06/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 134708/04/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 10507/27/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 267107/17/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 115106/17/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 175906/03/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 158405/08/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 73504/23/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 77704/21/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 111203/13/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 56803/02/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 02/18/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 02/12/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 17602/02/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 74601/07/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 183310/22/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 220810/08/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 224909/16/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 104408/28/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 91708/26/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 68107/15/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 06/25/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 231006/20/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 152906/16/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 75506/13/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 28906/10/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 59806/06/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 143206/05/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 45904/15/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 205004/02/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 167603/14/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 133802/29/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 124502/08/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 249501/30/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 134501/22/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 80407/18/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 65607/09/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 168906/22/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 91206/21/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 185505/07/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 226905/07/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 11204/30/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 111504/25/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 177604/09/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 24403/06/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 129702/12/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 152602/07/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 191802/07/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1001/04/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 188609/29/06Full Audit Text
IAM Local 09/21/06Full Audit Text
IAM Local 205307/27/06Full Audit Text
IAM Local 241007/06/06Full Audit Text
IAM Local 52306/09/06Full Audit Text
IAM Local 245211/30/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 837B11/28/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local LG 33009/19/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 275908/31/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 68808/18/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 11107/28/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 200106/28/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 181306/22/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 160206/14/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 158005/27/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 61905/27/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 133805/17/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 143005/10/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 364 W05/09/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 188505/06/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 135104/22/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 118003/18/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 837-A03/17/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 246 W03/15/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 245003/14/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local S703/10/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 132003/09/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local W-6702/23/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 174502/07/05Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Pension Plan
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
2,954

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
Pension Agreement between United Industries, Inc. and Iam District Lodge 10
United Industries, Inc.
256
Simpson Pension Plan for Iam and Cic Represented Employees
Simpson Investment Company
3,688

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-01538Quest Technologies, Inc., A 3M Company
Local Lodge 1564, District Lodge No. 10 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO
12-RD-01083Archer Daniels Midland
International Association of Machnists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO and its Local Union No. 2699, IAMAW, District 131
30-RD-01529Spartech Plastics
International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers District 10 Local 1406
19-RD-03900Bruce Titus Ford, Inc.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, District Lodge No. 160, Local Lodge No. 282
18-RD-02726YMH-Torrance, Inc.
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge No. 254
19-RD-03899Noll/Norwesco, LLC
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 160, Local No. 79, AFL-CIO
19-RD-03898Noll/Norwesco, LLC
Machinists, District Lodge 160
19-RD-03897Wayron LLC
Machinists District Lodge 160, Local Lodge 1350
08-RD-02196Valley Industrial Trucks
IAM Local 1363
17-RD-01807Myers Brothers of Kansas City, MO
Local Lodge 778, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO

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 Representation1473
Other Allegations394
Union Security Related (including Beck)195
Union Security Related115
Coercive Statements55
Threatening Statements45
Resignation of Membership (Patternmakers)27
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)25
Harassment21
Discipline (including charges/fines)18
Refusal to Bargain (Succeeding Contract)18
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Initial Contract)16
Failure to Sign Agreement15
Disparagement of Employee11
Requiring Payments other than dues9
Picketing/Strike Actions9
All Allegations8
Statements8
Superseniority (Dairylea)7
Violence/Assaults6

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
Caterpillar Inc
Joliet, IL
IAMAW Local 851108785
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co Ft Worth (Production & Maintenance Unit)
Fort Worth, TX
IAMAW Local DL776713639
Boeing Aerospace Operations
Goldsboro, NC
IAMAW Local 22967012
Clarion Sintered Metals, Inc.
Ridgway, PA
IAMAW Local 24482690
Ashland Industries, Inc.
Ashland, WI
IAMAW Local 6213338
US Tsubaki
Sandusky, OH
IAM Local 25945693
Manitowoc Cranes Inc
Manitowoc, WI
IAMAW Local 51666290
LGE Community Credit Union
Marietta, GA
IAMAW Local 7091734
Polar Tank Trailer, Inc.
Holdingford, MN
IAMAW Local 623 Dist17367
Honeywell FM&T
Kansas City, MO
IAMAW Local 77842837