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LABORERS
905 16TH STREET
WASHINGTON, DC 200061765

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Laborers District Council Great Lakes Region Organizing Committee  /  Chicago, IL43,204
Laborers Local Mid Atlantic Region Organiz Coaliti  /  Reston, VA40,000
Laborers Local Laborers' Eastern Region Organizing  /  Monroe Twp, NJ31,669
Laborers District Council Chicago  /  Burr Ridge, IL20,595
Laborers District Council Massachusetts  /  Hopkinton, MA17,800
Laborers District Council Ohio  /  Westerville, OH17,514
Laborers District Council Mason Tenders of Greater New York  /  New York, NY17,410
Laborers District Council 57Indiana  /  Terre Haute, IN12,523
Laborers District Council Minnesota-North Dakota  /  St Paul, MN11,630
Laborers District Council Washington and Northern Idaho  /  Lynnwood, WA10,493

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

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

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 $195,131,409
Total Liabilities $6,687,086
Total Income $119,273,675
Total Spent $113,260,019

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $19,946,360 (+40.7%)
Accounts Receivable $4,064,995 (-26.0%)
Investments $91,957,346 (-22.0%)
Fixed Assets $38,391,137 (-22.0%)
Treasury Securities $16,847,378 (+35.7%)
Other Assets $23,924,193 (-0.4%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $5,361,578
Other Liabilities $1,325,508
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $79,713,657
Investments $28,327,935
Supplies $46,908
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $2,128,911
Dividends $14,151
Rents $10,000
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $9,032,113
Affiliates $0
Members $0
Reinvestments $28,932,847
All Others $657,027

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 $11,928,230 (10.53%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $4,980,775 (4.40%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $1,618,723 (1.43%)
General Overhead $1,518,074 (1.34%)
Union Administration $28,317,728 (25.00%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $3,499,148 (3.09%)
To Union Employees $17,247,945 (15.23%)
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
2002840,180
2003743,957
2004692,558
2005669,772
2006657,197
2007627,769
2008668,973
2009632,605
2010611,461
2011579,487
2012571,065
2013557,999
2014557,870
2015536,787

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
TERENCE O'SULLIVAN.GENERAL PRESIDENT$672,804
ARMAND SABITONIGEN SECRETARY-TREASURER$591,315
TERRENCE HEALYVICE PRESIDENT$423,189
JON DAVISVICE PRESIDENT$412,560
JOSEPH MANCINELLIVICE PRESIDENT$387,263
THEODORE GREENGENERAL COUNSEL$386,457
DENNIS MARTIREVICE PRESIDENT$370,687
JOHN PENNVICE PRESIDENT$366,719
RAYMOND POCINOVICE PRESIDENT$362,127
ROBERT RICHARDSONVICE PRESIDENT$350,223

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

Last Updated: November 5th, 2016

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
Laborers Union$24,793,490
Laborers Union$3,553,595
Laborers Union$742,596
Laborers Union/Wisconsin$623,470
Southern & Central Illinois Laborers$547,705
Laborers Union/Illinois$437,259
Laborers Union/Michigan$246,605
Laborers Union/Midwest Region$150,274
Laborers Union/North Central Illinois$91,800
Working Families of Alaska$47,367
Great Lakes Region Organizing Cmte$23,000
Laborers Union Local 265$21,308
Laborers Union/Southern Nevada$15,063
Laborers Union Local 703$6,362
Laborers Union Local 652$500
Laborers Union Local 265$108

Source: Internal Revenue Service by way of the Center for Responsive Politics

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
Laborers Union$15,024,721
Laborers-AGC Education & Training Fdtn$1,218,000
Laborers Health & Safety Fund$1,036,000
LiUNA Training & Education Fund$220,000
Laborers-Employers Coop & Educ Trust$40,000
LiUNA Mid-Atlantic$21,000

Source: Center for Responsive Politics

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 Incidents
2
criminal charges54
embezzlement charges74
Guilty Pleas63
Indictments31
Officials Sentenced45

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.

LocalDateView Audit
LIUNA Local 367February 3, 2016Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 860September 30, 2015Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1329September 3, 2015Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1144September 2, 2015Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1February 11, 2013Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1317January 2, 2013Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 633October 16, 2012Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1149June 29, 2012Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 44May 3, 2012Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 210March 14, 2012Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 385November 14, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1140September 28, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 621August 25, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local June 21, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 91May 18, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 574May 17, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1197May 13, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 419April 29, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 620March 21, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1285March 17, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 345March 14, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 291February 18, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 464January 12, 2011Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 581December 15, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local December 14, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 785November 23, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 335October 19, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 440October 19, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 265October 12, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local September 30, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 499September 21, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1032August 27, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 662August 19, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 976August 13, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1104July 30, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 609July 28, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 96June 25, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 57June 24, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 323March 30, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local March 9, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 663February 3, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 279January 28, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 955January 22, 2010Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 110December 15, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 389December 2, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 321November 12, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 316November 3, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local November 2, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 886September 9, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 952July 29, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local July 24, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 578July 21, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 559April 20, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 322April 14, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 594April 7, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 330March 26, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1451March 18, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 538March 17, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 292March 5, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 252February 19, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 276February 19, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local February 3, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 14January 12, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 483January 8, 2009Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 53December 3, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1239October 29, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 362October 8, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 11September 22, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 218September 12, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1271September 11, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 509September 5, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 319September 3, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 668August 6, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 8July 24, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local July 21, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 42May 7, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 118April 17, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1084April 9, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1412April 3, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 530March 10, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 670January 31, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local January 31, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 833January 30, 2008Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local September 25, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 702June 29, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 103June 19, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 380June 19, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 141June 12, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 142June 12, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 68June 7, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1400April 13, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 751April 13, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 353March 26, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 152March 23, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1392January 31, 2007Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local September 20, 2006Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 149September 5, 2006Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 140August 25, 2006Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 673August 2, 2006Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 243July 26, 2006Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 784July 14, 2006Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 44July 11, 2006Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 338June 23, 2006Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 238June 20, 2006Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 579December 22, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 305November 3, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1298October 21, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 718September 16, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 5September 16, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 121August 4, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 645July 7, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 113May 25, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 1421May 9, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 621April 20, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 758February 15, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 916February 11, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 727February 11, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 301January 27, 2005Full Audit Text
LIUNA Local 269January 10, 2005Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Liuna National (industrial) Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of the Liuna National (industrial) Pension Fund
61,16575.3
Liuna Staff and Affiliates Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of Liuna Staff and Affiliates Pension Fund
9,99899.6

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
Liuna National (industrial) Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of the Liuna National (industrial) Pension Fund
61,16575.3
Liuna Staff and Affiliates Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of Liuna Staff and Affiliates Pension Fund
9,99899.6

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
05-RD-182793Potomac Disposal, Inc.
August 25th, 2016
19-RD-165988Providence Alaska Medical Center
December 11th, 2015
31-RD-152976Rock Solid Concepts, Inc.
May 27th, 2015
31-RD-152634Rock Solid Concepts
May 19th, 2015
04-RD-148143PARKSIDE UTILITY
March 13th, 2015
32-RD-141418Oldcastle Precast, Inc.
November 21st, 2014
22-RD-140328ISLES E4, INC.
November 5th, 2014
01-RD-130990STEWARD HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, LLC
June 18th, 2014
27-RD-129800NPL Construction Company
June 2nd, 2014
03-RD-125431Waste Management of New York, LLC
March 28th, 2014

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
Donato Marangi Inc. Cottage Carting Inc and Advanced Waste d/b/a Marangi Di
Valley Cottage, NY
LIUNA Local 06265
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Chester, PA
LIUNA Local 0181540
Calumet Flexicore Corporation
Hammond, IN
LIUNA Local 118330
Turner Construction Company
River Edge, NJ
LIUNA Local 00
IDCA (Interior Demolition Contractors Association)
New York, NY
LIUNA Local 1811
Indiana Construction Association
Beech Grove, IN
LIUNA Local 612
MID-AMERICA REGIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATION (8) Chicago IL & Vic
Des Plaines, IL
LIUNA Local 1205
Beco Concrete Products
ST. LOUIS, MO
LIUNA Local 09
Construction Employers Association Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
LIUNA Local 02732
Alan McIlvain Co.
MARCUS HOOK, PA
LIUNA Local 5718137