Center for Union Facts logo

Union Facts

TV & Radio Artists

Basic Information

Quick Facts

Address

TV & RADIO ARTISTS
5757 WILSHIRE BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 900363689

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
TV & Radio Artists Local Los Angeles  /  Los Angeles, CA32,912
TV & Radio Artists Local New York  /  New York, NY24,914
TV & Radio Artists Local Chicago  /  Chicago, IL2,183
TV & Radio Artists Local Washington  /  Bethesda, MD2,092
TV & Radio Artists Local San Francisco  /  San Francisco, CA1,817
TV & Radio Artists Local Boston  /  Boston, MA1,389
TV & Radio Artists Local Nashville  /  Nashville, TN883
TV & Radio Artists Local Philadelphia  /  Philadelphia, PA853
TV & Radio Artists Local Seattle  /  Seattle, WA593
TV & Radio Artists Local Miami  /  Miami, FL558

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 $42,041,559
Total Liabilities $13,210,817
Total Income $63,512,081
Total Spent $56,212,219

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $22,199,252 (+49.0%)
Accounts Receivable $860,246 (+16.6%)
Investments $12,312,954 (+8.9%)
Fixed Assets $3,642,925 (+8.9%)
Treasury Securities $2,631,188 (+7.5%)
Other Assets $394,994 (-51.4%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $2,011,453
Other Liabilities $11,199,364
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $26,824,853
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $12,637,641
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $22,647
Dividends $426,226
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $15,450,542
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $5,350,877
Affiliates $47,832
Members $2,751,463
Reinvestments $0
All Others $3,193,785

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 $9,678,650 (17.22%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $406,891 (0.72%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $143,679 (0.26%)
General Overhead $11,224,436 (19.97%)
Union Administration $10,693,321 (19.02%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $250,329 (0.45%)
To Union Employees $10,655,836 (18.96%)
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
200263,212
200364,980
200459,431
200557,452
200670,103
200759,788
200870,716
200961,552
201065,182
201168,113
201274,449

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
STEPHEN BURROWEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR$476,473
RANDALL G. HIMESASST NAT DIR EXEC$400,204
MATHIS DUNNASST NAT EXEC DIRECTOR$387,016
RICHARD LARKINASSOC. EXEC DIRECTOR$376,513
KIM ROBERTSNATIONAL EXEC. DIR.$358,321
PETER FUSTERASSISTANT EXEC DIR$274,029
RALPH BRAUNASSISTANT EXEC DIR$243,211
WILLIAM THOMASEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR$221,840
THOMAS CARPENTERDIRECTOR$205,170
PHILIP DENNISTONDIRECTOR OF ORGANIZING$200,478

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

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
Wowt Pension Plan for Aftra Bargaining Unit Employees
Gray Television Group, Inc.
116

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
21-RD-02832Los Angeles Master Chorale
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
13-RD-02531Emmis Communication
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
36-RD-01682Citicasters Co. d/b/a KEX 1190 AM & KPOJ 620 AM
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
36-RD-01680CBS Radio Stations, Inc. d/b/a KINK FM
American Federation of Television & Radio Artists
19-RD-03668Entercom Seattle, LLC
AFTRA
07-RD-03499Metro Networks Communicatiions, Inc.
AFTRA
09-RD-02081WCHS-TV
THE TRI-STATE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION & RADIO ARTISTS
08-RD-02039New World Communications of Ohio, Inc.
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
01-RD-02071Entercom
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO
05-RD-01326Infinity Broadcasting WXYV-FM
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artist, Washington-Baltimore Local

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 Allegations21
Duty of Fair Representation14
Union Security Related7
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)5
Union Security Related (including Beck)5
Refusal to Furnish Information3
Hiring Halls3
Hiring Hall Related3
Threatening Statements3
Coercive Statements2
Actions of Picketers2
Refusal to Bargain (Succeeding Contract)2
Requiring Payments other than dues2
Fees Excessive1
All Allegations against a Labor Organization1
Unknown1
Discipline (including charges/fines)1
Harassment1
Handbilling1
Statements1

Please note that a single case may fall into multiple allegation categories.

Source: National Labor Relations Board; Case Activity Tracking System