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Utility Workers, Local 223

Basic Information

Local 223

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Address

UTILITY WORKERS
15160 COMMERCE DR. N
DEARBORN, MI 481201225

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 $4,332,274
Total Liabilities $92,906
Total Income $3,589,942
Total Spent $3,469,576

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $2,323,228 (+5.5%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (0.0%)
Investments $0 (0.0%)
Fixed Assets $2,009,046 (0.0%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $0 (0.0%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $87,439
Accounts Payable $5,467
Other Liabilities $0
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $3,586,009
Investments $0
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $2,394
Dividends $0
Rents $1,400
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $0
Affiliates $0
Members $139
Reinvestments $0
All Others $0

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

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 $283,382 (8.17%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $0 (0.00%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $14,643 (0.42%)
General Overhead $75,758 (2.18%)
Union Administration $939,172 (27.07%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $209,128 (6.03%)
To Union Employees $207,928 (5.99%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

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Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
20024,962
20034,796
20044,655
20054,704
20064,433
20074,195
20084,183
20094,062
20103,842
20113,789
20123,781
20133,726
20143,749
20153,776

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
$91,902
AURORA BERLASIOFFICE MANAGER$81,275
GLORIA SIMANCASSECRETARY$64,556
MICHAEL SMITHPRESIDENT$56,333
GARY ZALEWSKITREASURER$30,880
RICHARD HARKINSVICE PRESIDENT$24,187
JOHN MASSENGILLRECORDING SECRETARY$18,762
CRAIG MASSEYTRUSTEE$13,610
HOLLY CHRESTONEXECUTIVE BOARD$8,468
LEROY HUCKLEBERRYTRUSTEE$8,029

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

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 Instances
criminal charges1
Guilty Pleas2
Officials Sentenced1

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

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.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

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).

Source: National Labor Relations Board
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