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United Food & Commercial Workers

Basic Information

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Address

UNITED FOOD & COMMERCIAL WORKERS
1775 K STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20006

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
United Food & Commercial Workers District Council New York and Northern New Jersey  /  Little Falls, NJ180,620
United Food & Commercial Workers State Council 60Buena Park, CA177,166
United Food & Commercial Workers Regional Council 4Erlanger, KY149,422
United Food & Commercial Workers Council United Local Unions  /  Madison Heights, MI144,270
United Food & Commercial Workers Regional Board Southwest States Superfund  /  Buena Park, CA139,641
United Food & Commercial Workers Council Mid-Atlantic Regional  /  Suwanee, GA96,383
United Food & Commercial Workers Regional Council 6Schaumburg, IL84,707
United Food & Commercial Workers Council Region 5  /  Grapevine, TX83,475
United Food & Commercial Workers Council Indiana-Kentucky State  /  Indianapolis, IN63,401
United Food & Commercial Workers Regional Council 3Suwanee, GA43,000

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 $185,201,672
Total Liabilities $5,587,699
Total Income $258,426,162
Total Spent $258,519,770

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $44,683,646 (-0.2%)
Accounts Receivable $4,289,966 (+3.6%)
Investments $112,979,217 (+19.8%)
Fixed Assets $8,852,428 (+19.8%)
Treasury Securities $12,268,628 (-56.3%)
Other Assets $1,201,903 (+34.3%)
Loans Receivable $925,884 (-35.3%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $5,111,416
Other Liabilities $476,283
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $207,211,687
Investments $16,053,628
Supplies $47,348
Loan Repayment $720,835
Interest $3,213,166
Dividends $119,532
Rents $3,498,677
Fees and Fines $1,671,785
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $20,865,206
Affiliates $5,024,298
Members $0
Reinvestments $45,853,050
All Others $808,754

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 $61,004,354 (23.60%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $13,186,535 (5.10%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $2,557,976 (0.99%)
General Overhead $23,579,996 (9.12%)
Union Administration $7,039,048 (2.72%)
Strike Benefits $742,670 (0.29%)
To Union Officers $3,590,130 (1.39%)
To Union Employees $31,384,642 (12.14%)
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
20021,380,507
20031,358,723
20041,338,625
20051,311,548
20061,304,061
20071,310,996
20081,319,966
20091,310,474
20101,291,663
20111,285,415
20121,272,313

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
JOSEPH HANSENINTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT$351,903
WILLIAM MCDONOUGHEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$330,507
WAYNE HANLEYEXEC VP/NAT'L PRESIDENT$303,498
ANTHONY PERRONEINT'L SEC-TREASURER$295,921
WARREN BARCLAYINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$271,094
PATRICK O'NEILLEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$259,071
MARK LAURITSENINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$258,807
CHRISTYNE NEFFINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$251,125
EDWARD THOMSONREGIONAL DIRECTOR$241,157
$230,535

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

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
United Food & Commercial Workers Union$10,440,899
United Food & Commercial Workers 7R$1,099,567
United Food & Commercial Workers 881$647,849
United Food & Commercial Workers 464A$167,955
United Food & Commercial Workers 880$110,000
United Food & Commercial Workers 880$1,650

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
Agriculture$2,030,000
Labor, Antitrust & Workplace$1,467,500
Health Issues$1,140,000
Government Issues$580,000
Finance$560,000
Fed Budget & Appropriations$540,000
Banking$510,000
Education$300,000
Apparel, Clothing, & Textiles$300,000
Medicare & Medicaid$260,000

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
United Food & Commercial Workers Union$8,827,500

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 charges16
embezzlement charges27
Guilty Pleas27
Indictments10
Officials Sentenced15

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
UFCW Local 07/08/13Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 14603/11/13Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 46412/19/12Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 35010/03/12Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 103406/04/12Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 26103/26/12Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 41411/16/11Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 7808/15/11Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 35005/05/11Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 111604/27/11Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 22204/05/11Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 65302/22/11Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 36701/31/11Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 14110/15/10Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 2008/09/10Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 51707/21/10Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 87507/19/10Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 54006/24/10Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 7505/26/10Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 26204/30/10Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 88703/12/10Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 8103/01/10Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 199501/25/10Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 44101/05/10Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 53011/17/09Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 87111/06/09Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 1309/10/09Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 208/12/09Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 165706/22/09Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 65506/08/09Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 110106/03/09Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 24506/02/09Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 56603/30/09Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 03/16/09Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 49612/19/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 51511/24/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 13511/10/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 147311/03/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 26610/16/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 27108/29/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 19908/18/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 8107/25/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 3106/02/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 200805/05/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 52703/18/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 43201/03/08Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 2107/16/07Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 21806/21/07Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 42806/20/07Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 25106/14/07Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 2305/03/07Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 97603/06/07Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 44002/09/07Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 7401/03/07Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 09/18/06Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 22209/06/06Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 26109/01/06Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 106407/27/06Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 48007/27/06Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 39206/29/06Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 498-C11/07/05Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 419-C11/03/05Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 94-C08/10/05Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 07/20/05Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 88T07/19/05Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 53607/19/05Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 68806/22/05Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 43605/23/05Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 110-C04/02/05Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 27103/01/05Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 34-D02/01/05Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014

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
Kunzler and Company, Inc. Ufcw Union Employees' Pension Plan
Kunzler and Company, Inc.
291
Kunzler and Company, Inc. Ufcw Union Employees' Pension Plan
Kunzler and Company, Inc.
291
Kunzler and Company, Inc. Ufcw Union Employees' Pension Plan
Kunzler and Company, Inc.
291
Ufcw Union Local 919 and Contributing Employers' Food Pension Fund
Ufcw Union Local 919 and Contributing Employers' Food
11,312
Ufcw 1360 Shop Rite Pension Fund
Ufcw 1360 Shop Rite Pension Fund
2,44296.9
Rocky Mountain Ufcw Unions and Employers Pension Plan
Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Ufcw Unions and Employers Pension Plan
38,753
Ufcw Local 174 Commercial Pension Fund
Board of Trustees-Ufcw Local 174 Commercial Pension
1,71672.7
Ufcw Local 1776 and Participating Employers Pension Fund
Trustees of Ufcw Local 1776 and Part Empl Pension Fd
4,659
Ufcw - Northern California Employers Joint Pension
Board of Trustees, Ufcw No. Calif. Employers Joint Pension Plan
126,38367.5
Ufcw Union Local No.655, Food Employers' Joint Pension Plan
Ufcw Local No.655, Food Employers Joint Pension Plan Board of Trustee
16,09299.6
Employees Retirement System of H. J. Heinz Company Plan C for Heinz Employees Represented by the Ufcw
H. J. Heinz Company
2,484
Retail Food Employers and Ufcw Local 711 Pension
Retail Food Employers and Ufcw Local 711 Pension Trust Fund
19,19072.9
Ufcw Local 1500 Pension Plan
Ufcw Local 1500 Pension Fund Trustees
37,38163.5
Desert States Employers and Ufcw Unions Pension Plan
Board of Trustees, Desert States Employers and Ufcw
40,7260
Central Ohio Ufcw Unions and Retail Employers Pension Plan
Board of Trustees of the Central Ohio Ufcw Unions and Employers Pensio
5,517
Ufcw Union and Partcipating Food Industry Employers Tri-State Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of Ufcw Tri-State Pension Fund
30,76658.1
Ufcw Local 23 and Giant Eagle Pension Fund
Board of Trustees Ufcw Local 23 and Giant Eagle Pension Fund
7,78678.5
Felra and Ufcw Pension Plan
Board of Trustees, Felra and Ufcw Pension
52,12348.2
Ufcw Local 1262 and Employers Pension Fund
Trustees Ufcw Local 1262 Pension Fund
32,46867.9
Ufcw Unions and Participating Employers Pension Plan
Board of Trustees of the Ufcw Union and Participating Employers Pensio
14,73566.3
Ufcw Local One Pension Fund
Brd of Ttees Ufcw Local One Pension Fund
22,976

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-01745Sunrise Dental
United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 555
24-RD-00534Cooperativa Pazdre Salvador Ruffolo (Parrocoop)
Federacion Central de Trabajadores
05-RD-01501Schmidt Baking Co.
UFCW, Local 27
05-RD-01496Ocean Enterprise 589, LLC, d/b/a The Casino At Ocean Downs
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 27
30-RD-01539Piggy Wiggly Midwest LLC
United Food and Commercial Worrkers Union, Local 1473
30-RD-01534Markfest, Inc. a/k/a Skogen's Festival Foods
United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1473
06-RD-01666Franklin Square, L.P., d/b/a Kuhn's Market
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Local Union 23, CLC
10-RD-01511Morningstar Foods, LLC
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, Local 88T
13-RD-02637Orland Park Bakery
UFCW 881
06-RD-01652Right Place Foods, Inc. d/b/a Farm Fresh Foods
United Food and Commerical Workers International Union, Local 23

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 Representation2823
Other Allegations758
Union Security Related (including Beck)260
Coercive Statements126
Threatening Statements104
Refusal to Furnish Information87
Union Security Related86
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)74
Resignation of Membership (Patternmakers)54
All Allegations34
Actions of Picketers29
Harassment28
Picketing/Strike Actions28
Fees Excessive27
Refusal to Bargain (Succeeding Contract)25
Failure to Sign Agreement20
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Initial Contract)20
Requiring Payments other than dues19
Repudiation/Modification of Contract18
Statements15

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
North Shore Bottling Inc./Iberia Foods
Brooklyn, NY
UFCW Local 3421161
American Red Cross (Toledo)
Toledo, OH
UFCW Local 91191180
Gino Morena Enterprises( Barber Shop)
Aurora, CO
UFCW Local 7R348
Rite Aid of Ohio (Cleveland Area)
Cleveland Area, OH
UFCW Local 880236273
American Red Cross (Toledo)
nt Toledo, OH
UFCW Local 9115180
Angelica Textiles
Somerville, MA
UFCW Local 14456425
Transport Drivers Inc
Montgomery, AL
RWDSU UFCW Local AL11161
Fancy Foods Inc.
Bronx, NY
UFCW Local 342860
Case Farms of Ohio Inc
Winesburg, OH
UFCW Local 880270305
Rubber Associates
Barberton, OH
UFCW Local 88030285