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Basic Information

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Address

UNITE HERE
275 SEVENTH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 100016708

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
UNITE HERE Local 226Culinary Workers Union Local 226  /  Las Vegas, NV47,472
UNITE HERE Local 6New York, NY21,895
UNITE HERE Local 11Los Angeles, CA18,166
UNITE HERE Local 2San Francisco, CA14,364
UNITE HERE Local 1Chicago, IL13,624
UNITE HERE Local 54Atlantic City, NJ11,686
UNITE HERE Local 5Honolulu  /  Honolulu, HI10,177
UNITE HERE Local 737Orlando, FL9,026
UNITE HERE Local 737Orlando, FL8,568
UNITE HERE Local 100New York, NY7,479

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 $107,620,102
Total Liabilities $30,757,699
Total Income $97,110,929
Total Spent $94,114,276

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $29,387,580 (+11.4%)
Accounts Receivable $3,232,173 (-31.0%)
Investments $54,309,462 (-53.3%)
Fixed Assets $13,443,033 (-53.3%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $6,203,619 (-2.7%)
Loans Receivable $1,044,235 (-9.8%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $200,000
Accounts Payable $7,607,153
Other Liabilities $22,950,546
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $60,315
Per Person Tax $48,732,252
Investments $14,115,295
Supplies $33,757
Loan Repayment $114,054
Interest $1,563,629
Dividends $20,834
Rents $19,760,718
Fees and Fines $41,496
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $9,792,198
Affiliates $2,876,381
Members $0
Reinvestments $5,034,363
All Others $130,647

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 $25,583,440 (27.18%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $3,073,434 (3.27%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $2,294,712 (2.44%)
General Overhead $18,767,301 (19.94%)
Union Administration $3,578,631 (3.80%)
Strike Benefits $472,741 (0.50%)
To Union Officers $3,175,932 (3.37%)
To Union Employees $15,134,205 (16.08%)
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
2004441,276
2005455,346
2006458,901
2007460,813
2008366,958
2009240,053
2010229,823
2011233,542
2012251,019

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
$662,971
JOHN WILHELMPRESIDENT$385,856
NIKOLAS WORHAUGCANADIAN DIRECTOR$253,614
SHERRI CHIESASECRETARY -TREASURER$233,727
KARL LECHOWINTERNATIONAL VICE PRESID$222,965
WILLIAM LEWISCHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER$213,639
HENRY TAMARINEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$181,717
JANICE LOUXEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$176,158
DONALD TAYLORPRESIDENT$175,430
JAMES DUPONTEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$167,269

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
UNITE HERE$12,657,838
UNITE HERE$5,603,993
UNITE HERE Independent$200,186
UNITE HERE Local 8$62,798

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
Apparel, Clothing, & Textiles$1,195,000
Immigration$1,050,000
Defense$971,000
Gaming, Gambling & Casinos$698,000
Taxes$695,000
Civil Rights & Civil Liberties$440,000
Health Issues$440,000
Labor, Antitrust & Workplace$400,000
Indian/Native American Affairs$385,000
Consumer Product Safety$380,000

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
UNITE HERE$6,906,800
UNITE HERE Health$440,000

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
embezzlement charges1
Guilty Pleas1

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
UNITHE Local 6410/13/11Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 45009/20/11Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 80308/31/10Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 51705/19/08Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 7403/03/08Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 10806/23/06Full Audit Text
UNITHE Local 409/01/05Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Pension Plan of the National Retirement Fund
Bd of Trustees-National Retirement Fund
415,06767.0
Unite Here Health Staff Pension Plan
Unite Here Health
475

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
36-RD-01747Hilton Hotels Corporation
UNITE/H.E.R.E Union, Local 9
08-RD-02192Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board Workers United
22-RD-01570Hamilton Continuing Care Center
SEIU 1199
22-RD-01563Hennes & Mauritz
Local 641, UNITE-HERE
05-RD-01500Onsite News
UNITE HERE
05-RD-01499Onsite (BWI Airport)
UNITE HERE
05-RD-01496Ocean Enterprise 589, LLC, d/b/a The Casino At Ocean Downs
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 27
32-RD-01608Andale Mexican Restaurant
UNITE HERE Local 2850
19-RD-03894Catering Advisors Inc. d/b/a Athenian Inn
UNITE HERE! Local 8
19-RD-03888Nordstrom
UNITE HERE! Local 8

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 Representation2613
Other Allegations695
Coercive Statements99
Threatening Statements97
Union Security Related (including Beck)91
Hiring Halls81
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)77
Actions of Picketers61
Union Security Related60
Harassment58
Hiring Hall Related44
Picketing/Strike Actions37
Refusal to Furnish Information32
Handbilling30
Statements29
Refusal to Bargain (Succeeding Contract)29
Violence/Assaults27
Time/Place of Picketing24
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Initial Contract)24
Resignation of Membership (Patternmakers)24

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
Pine Inn
Pacific Grove, CA
UNITHE Local 483225
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Hotel
Honolulu, HI
UNITHE Local 56528
Hyatt Regency Chicago & McCormick (2)
Chicago, IL
UNITHE Local 161134
Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, IL
UNITHE Local 121200
Hilton Hawaiian Vilalge Beach Resort & Spa
Honolulu, HI
UNITHE Local 541361
ANGELICA CORPORATION
Los Angeles, CA
UNITHE Local 5265300
Interface Solutions Inc
Fulton, NY
UNITHE Local 70158140
LA Hotel Employer's Council
Los Angeles, CA
UNITHE Local 1122400
Angelica Textile Services
Batavia, NY
UNITHE Local 1680141
INNOVATIVE PLASTICS
Orangeburgh, NY
UNITHE Local 4120