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Teamsters, Local 970

Basic Information

Local 970

Quick Facts

Address

TEAMSTERS
3001 UNIVERSITY AVENUE S.E.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414

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 $428,258
Total Liabilities $0
Total Income $1,070,272
Total Spent $1,166,706

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $389,602 (-19.8%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (0.0%)
Investments $0 (0.0%)
Fixed Assets $16,091 (0.0%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $22,565 (-0.4%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $0
Other Liabilities $0
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $1,033,125
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $0
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $1,465
Dividends $0
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $31,016
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $4,033
Affiliates $633
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $4,033

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2019  •  Last Updated: April 8th, 2021

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 $292,421 (25.06%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $18,108 (1.55%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $14,554 (1.25%)
General Overhead $52,929 (4.54%)
Union Administration $200,992 (17.23%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $252,078 (21.61%)
To Union Employees $77,933 (6.68%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

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Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2019  •  Last Updated: April 8th, 2021

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
20022,099
20032,121
20041,976
20051,957
20061,913
20071,887
20081,758
20091,642
20101,770
20111,566
20121,266
20131,634
20141,657
20151,629
20161,545
20171,623
20181,508
20191,438

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2019  •  Last Updated: April 8th, 2021

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
SCOTT GELHARSECRETARY-TREASURER$118,900
MIKE KUTAPRESIDENT$112,486
NATHANIAL COCHRANETRUSTEE/BUSINESS AGENT$68,768
HOPE GRASSIOFFICE MANAGER$61,757
$36,970
WILLIAM FOSTERTRUSTEE$5,528
BRUCE FRAUENDIENSTVICE PRESIDENT$5,514
LARS LODOENTRUSTEE$5,152
MIKE SIEBENALERRECORDING SECRETARY$4,939

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2019  •  Last Updated: April 8th, 2021

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 charges2
embezzlement charges1
Guilty Pleas2
Officials Sentenced1

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: April 8th, 2021

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