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Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store

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Address

RETAIL, WHOLESALE, AND DEPARTMENT STORE
30 EAST 29TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 100167925

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 338Mineola, NY14,514
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 1102Westbury, NY9,346
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Joint Council 932Alabama Mid-South  /  Birmingham, AL8,608
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 1New York, NY3,900
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 108Maplewood, NJ3,471
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 3United Storeworkers Union  /  Long Island City, NY2,441
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 1034Bensalem, PA2,107
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 670New York, NY2,010
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Council Southeast Council  /  Atlanta, GA1,925
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Joint Board New England Joint Board  /  Leominster, MA1,609

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 $20,245,806
Total Liabilities $92,870
Total Income $36,172,725
Total Spent $35,459,072

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $2,673,442 (+36.4%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (0.0%)
Investments $14,129,343 (+1.3%)
Fixed Assets $0 (+1.3%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $34,280 (+20.4%)
Loans Receivable $3,408,741 (+3.3%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $0
Other Liabilities $92,870
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $664,096
Investments $20,321,166
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $143,515
Interest $663,357
Dividends $16,426
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $12,515,573
Affiliates $1,522,729
Members $325,863
Reinvestments $0
All Others $151,567

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 $7,172,210 (20.23%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $386,394 (1.09%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $97,022 (0.27%)
General Overhead $2,127,977 (6.00%)
Union Administration $524,407 (1.48%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $1,017,984 (2.87%)
To Union Employees $4,241,074 (11.96%)
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
200274,256
200375,383
200472,390
200573,932
200673,335
200771,256
200871,021
200970,169
201068,597
201168,705
201261,985

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
STUART APPELBAUMPRESIDENT$299,982
JACK WURM JRSECRETARY-TREASURER$292,330
RANDY BELLIELVICE PRESIDENT$196,409
ROBERT LAYNGCOMPTROLLER$192,714
GENE MAYNEINTERNATIONAL REP$186,043
DERIK MCARTHURVICE PRESIDENT **$171,636
DAVID MERTZASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT$164,462
JOHN WHITAKERVICE PRESIDENT$160,861
EDGAR FIELDSVICE PRESIDENT$153,218
LUIS LOPEZORGANIZER$152,823

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  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
embezzlement charges1
Guilty Pleas1
Indictments2

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
RWDSU Local 12510/06/11Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 53011/17/09Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 39007/10/09Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 04/23/09Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 51312/03/08Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 04/10/08Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 37902/12/08Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 57806/06/05Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store International Union and Industry Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of Retail, Wholesale and Dept Store
26,816

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
04-RD-02192AGE Institute of Pennsylvania, Inc., d/b/a Kingston Commons and Healthcare Services Group, Inc., a Joint Employer
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, UFCW, Local 1034
15-RD-00918Cargill, Incorporated
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union , AFL-CIO
15-RD-00915Cargill Animal Nutrition
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 932
10-RD-01484Red Diamond, Inc.
Retail Wholesale & Department Store Union
22-RD-01515Bio-Medical Applications of New Jersey, Inc.
Local 262, RWDSU-UFCW
22-RD-01517Lisbon Cleaning, Inc.
Local 108, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
04-RD-02160Genesis Elder Care
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 1034
10-RD-01487TORTILLERIA EL MAIZAL, INC.
RETAIL, WHOLESALE & DEPARTMENT STORE UNION, SOUTHEAST COUNCIL/UFCW
22-RD-01503Flying Food Group
Local 1102, RWDSU, UFCW, AFL-CIO
02-RD-01552Throgs Neck Extended Care Facility
Local 670 Stationary Engineers, Firemen, Maintenance and Building Service Union, RWDSU, UFCW, 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 Representation386
Other Allegations47
Union Security Related (including Beck)15
Union Security Related8
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)7
Coercive Statements6
Refusal to Furnish Information4
Refusal to Bargain (Succeeding Contract)4
Lawsuits4
Failure to Sign Agreement3
Statements2
Threatening Statements2
Harassment2
Actions of Picketers2
Refusal to Bargain (Initial Contract)2
Violence/Assaults2
All Allegations1
Picketing/Strike Actions1
Denial of Access1
Notification requirements [Sec. 8(d)]1

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
Cadbury Beverages
Williamson, NY
RWDSU Local 220120325
Transport Drivers Inc
Montgomery, AL
RWDSU UFCW Local AL11161
Southside United Housing
Williamsburg, NY
RWDSU Local 538