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Government Employees, Local 3197 - Va

Basic Information

Local 3197

(VA)

Quick Facts

Address

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
1660 S COLUMBIAN WAY
SEATTLE, WA 981081532

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 $231,943
Total Liabilities $0
Total Income $363,412
Total Spent $302,380

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $231,943 (+35.7%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (0.0%)
Investments $0 (0.0%)
Fixed Assets $0 (0.0%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $0 (0.0%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

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

Income

Dues $318,335
Per Person Tax $0
Investments $0
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $227
Dividends $0
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $44,850
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $44,850

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 $121,580 (40.21%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $2,590 (0.86%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $0 (0.00%)
General Overhead $60 (0.02%)
Union Administration $168,345 (55.67%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $56,556 (18.70%)
To Union Employees $14,664 (4.85%)
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
2002609
2003613
2004698
2005661
2006714
2007852
20081,058
20091,144
20101,463
20111,271
20121,097
20131,142
20141,142
20151,200
20161,235
20171,294
20181,220
20191,233

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
BEVERLY ANDERSONPRESIDENT$27,687
CHRISTINE BROWNTREASURER$17,693
A SHEMELESPROFESSIONAL VP$6,012
ROY KENNEDYVICE PRESIDENT$4,268
DEBRA SMITHFAIR P$3,984
MYRA FROSTCHIEF STEWARD$3,202
MELINDA HUGHESLPC/APPOINTED SEC.$3,088
CURTIS GOWENLOCKSTEWARD$2,689
MARCUS GAUSESAFETY REPRESENTATIVE$2,165
CORNELL SUMMERSSTEWARD$2,150

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 charges2
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.

LocalViolationsView Audit
AFGE Local 3197Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Recent Contract Negotiations

Map of recent contract negotiations
IndustryContracts
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