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AFL-CIO

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Address

AFL-CIO
815 16TH STREET, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20006

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
AFL-CIO Council Southern Nevada Central Labor  /  Henderson, NV40,904
AFL-CIO Council Fargo-Moorhead Central Labor  /  Fargo, ND3,082
AFL-CIO Council Montgomery Central Labor  /  Opelika, AL2,276
AFL-CIO Directly Affiliated Local Union 461Macon, GA377
AFL-CIO Local Joint Executive Board Brewery Workers  /  Allison Park, PA277
AFL-CIO Directly Affiliated Local Union 221Cereal Workers  /  Mechanicsburg, PA250
AFL-CIO Council Columbia Basin Irrigation Council  /  Seattle, WA189
AFL-CIO Joint Council Wabash Valley Central Labor  /  Terre Haute, IN22
AFL-CIO Directly Affiliated Local Union 24111Newspaper Editors  /  West Allis, WI19
AFL-CIO Local 1683El Dorado, AR19

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 $95,179,330
Total Liabilities $91,695,744
Total Income $184,673,042
Total Spent $191,254,687

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $12,178,657 (-35.1%)
Accounts Receivable $16,114,949 (+5.8%)
Investments $24,575,169 (-1.1%)
Fixed Assets $28,436,416 (-1.1%)
Treasury Securities $3,647,320 (+15.2%)
Other Assets -$370,345 (+31.7%)
Loans Receivable $10,597,164 (+0.6%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $7,965,000
Accounts Payable $7,783,841
Other Liabilities $34,662,690
Mortgages $41,284,213

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $80,315,596
Investments $1,426,339
Supplies $6,747
Loan Repayment $109,193
Interest $955,914
Dividends $284,171
Rents $3,423,252
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $46,635,504
Affiliates $51,262,516
Members $253,810
Reinvestments $0
All Others $411,280

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 $31,048,008 (16.23%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $45,026,246 (23.54%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $1,156,625 (0.60%)
General Overhead $21,487,187 (11.23%)
Union Administration $4,619,794 (2.42%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $512,848 (0.27%)
To Union Employees $22,533,925 (11.78%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

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Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
200213,140,393
200313,198,357
200413,031,914
200513,705,284
20069,875,234
200710,028,904
200811,013,317
200911,357,015
201011,717,230
201111,601,104
201211,525,023

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
$588,218
RICHARD TRUMKAPRESIDENT$301,932
ARLENE HOLT-BAKEREXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$267,135
ELIZABETH SHULERSECRETARY-TREASURER$257,808
JONATHAN HIATTEXEC ASST TO PRESIDENT$195,916
LYNN RHINEHARTGENERAL COUNSEL$170,044
ANA AVENDANOASST TO PRES - IMMIG$169,960
JANE MCDONALDEXEC ASST TO THE EVP$168,366
KIRK BRUNGARDEXECUTIVE ASST TO S/T$168,005
DENISE MITCHELLASST TO PRES - PUBLIC AFF$165,370

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
AFL-CIO$10,826,826
California Labor Federation AFL-CIO$1,055,244
AFL-CIO Bldg/Construction Trades Dept$497,667
Quad City Federation of Labor$256,472
Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO$219,784
Missouri AFL-CIO$198,780
Nevada AFL-CIO$109,700
Ohio AFL-CIO$109,470
Georgia AFL-CIO$87,361
Florida AFL-CIO$77,000
AFL-CIO$59,682
New Mexico AFL-CIO$51,350
Florida AFL-CIO$28,292
Ohio AFL-CIO$10,000
AFL-CIO Target 5000 State & Local Fund$9,882
Texas State Bldg & Construction Trades$6,000
New Mexico St Bldg & Construction Trades$5,425

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
Fed Budget & Appropriations$14,030,200
Labor, Antitrust & Workplace$9,099,335
Bankruptcy$6,680,000
Aviation, Airlines & Airports$6,170,000
Agriculture$5,190,000
Immigration$2,890,000
Torts$2,740,000
Marine, Boats & Fisheries$2,639,500
Unemployment$2,540,000
Government Issues$2,444,810

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
AFL-CIO$46,336,585
AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Dept$19,774,310
AFL-CIO Bldg/Construction Trades Dept$13,078,000
AFL-CIO Professional Employees Dept$1,020,000
AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Dept$940,000
AFL-CIO Union Label & Service Dept$420,020
AFL-CIO Building & Const Trades$90,000
AFL-CIO Public Employee Dept$40,000
AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust$40,000
AFL-CIO Industrial Union Dept$0
AFL-CIO Working for America Institute$0
AFL-CIO Maritime Cmte$0

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 Charges4
Embezzlement Charges6
Guilty Pleas5
Indictments3
Officials Sentenced3

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
AFLCIO Local ICAP09/28/06Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014

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