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Machinists

Basic Information

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MACHINISTS
9000 MACHINISTS PL
UPPER MARLBORO, MD 207722687

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Machinists Conference Northeastern States  /  Arlington, MA45,000
Machinists State Council Washington  /  Seattle, WA37,120
Machinists District Lodge 141Burlingame, CA34,892
Machinists District Lodge 751Seattle, WA31,137
Machinists District Lodge 10Milwaukee, WI19,198
Machinists Lodge 751Seattle, WA18,822
Machinists District Lodge 142Kansas City, MO18,553
Machinists District Lodge 190Automotive Trades Distri  /  Oakland, CA17,058
Machinists District Lodge 725Huntington Beach, CA12,250
Machinists Lodge 622Shepherd, MT10,000

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Year Covered: 2013  •  Last Updated: August 22nd, 2014

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 $154,836,055
Total Liabilities $5,679,513
Total Income $171,213,026
Total Spent $166,166,450

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $34,678,753 (+17.0%)
Accounts Receivable $999,690 (-88.4%)
Investments $87,378,622 (+8.2%)
Fixed Assets $27,813,160 (+8.2%)
Treasury Securities $575,070 (-80.4%)
Other Assets $240,760 (-88.3%)
Loans Receivable $3,150,000 (+37.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $2,200,837
Accounts Payable $515,834
Other Liabilities $2,962,842
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $613,097
Per Person Tax $130,818,489
Investments $1,359,219
Supplies $440,454
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $1,046,444
Dividends $1,025,567
Rents $198,982
Fees and Fines $19,825
Loans Obtained $1,780,943
Other Receipts $12,747,966
Affiliates $21,080,900
Members $81,140
Reinvestments $19,694,039
All Others $297,776

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2013  •  Last Updated: August 22nd, 2014

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 $50,621,310 (30.46%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $2,652,757 (1.60%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $2,031,229 (1.22%)
General Overhead $18,168,903 (10.93%)
Union Administration $21,064,408 (12.68%)
Strike Benefits $360,129 (0.22%)
To Union Officers $3,413,531 (2.05%)
To Union Employees $42,597,784 (25.64%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

Search All Spending

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2013  •  Last Updated: August 22nd, 2014

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
2002673,095
2003627,408
2004610,426
2005653,781
2006646,933
2007648,331
2008641,723
2009613,758
2010596,760
2011580,980
2012576,947
2013570,423

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2013  •  Last Updated: August 22nd, 2014

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
ROBERT BUFFENBARGERINTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT$319,667
RICHARD MICHALSKIGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$316,179
ROBERT MARTINEZGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$303,668
MARK BLONDINGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$299,721
LYNN TUCKERGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$286,750
PHILIP GRUBERGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$278,839
SITO PANTOJAGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$278,744
GARY ALLENGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$277,288
DIANE BABINEAUXGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$271,159
DAVE RITCHIEGENERAL VICE PRESIDENT$270,168

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2013  •  Last Updated: August 22nd, 2014

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Political Action Committees

Political Action CommitteeTotal Contributed
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$24,774,712
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$584,964
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Local 837$149,201

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Major Issues

IssueTotal Spent Lobbying
Aviation, Airlines & Airports$9,395,000
Defense$2,630,000
Retirement$2,430,000
Transportation$2,295,353
Health Issues$2,070,000
Agriculture$1,720,000
Government Issues$1,220,000
Trade$632,680
Taxes$560,000
Automotive Industry$360,000

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$19,547,680
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Dist 9$3,765,353

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 charges49
embezzlement charges67
Guilty Pleas62
Indictments22
Officials Sentenced39

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: June 29th, 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
IAM Local 173101/24/13Full Audit Text
IAM Local 11/30/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 83710/30/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 64310/03/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 71109/27/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 150909/04/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 51007/30/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 158005/11/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 33001/09/12Full Audit Text
IAM Local 101910/21/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 10/20/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 47509/22/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 6609/12/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 43908/23/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 174508/01/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 257506/13/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 218205/16/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 178201/18/11Full Audit Text
IAM Local 26411/05/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 83110/15/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 83110/15/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 2509/20/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 13008/24/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 4108/12/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 06/08/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 04/27/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 3104/20/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 215904/13/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 80403/11/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 70903/05/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 29702/01/10Full Audit Text
IAM Local 14110/29/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 121010/28/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 121010/28/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 25410/02/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 7509/30/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 66009/29/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 09/11/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 194708/31/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 220208/13/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 240108/06/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 134708/04/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 10507/27/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 267107/17/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 115106/17/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 175906/03/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 158405/08/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 73504/23/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 77704/21/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 111203/13/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 56803/02/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 02/18/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 02/12/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 17602/02/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 74601/07/09Full Audit Text
IAM Local 183310/22/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 220810/08/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 224909/16/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 104408/28/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 91708/26/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 68107/15/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 06/25/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 231006/20/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 152906/16/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 75506/13/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 28906/10/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 59806/06/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 143206/05/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 45904/15/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 205004/02/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 167603/14/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 133802/29/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 124502/08/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 249501/30/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 134501/22/08Full Audit Text
IAM Local 80407/18/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 65607/09/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 168906/22/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 91206/21/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 185505/07/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 226905/07/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 11204/30/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 111504/25/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 177604/09/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 24403/06/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 129702/12/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 152602/07/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 191802/07/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 1001/04/07Full Audit Text
IAM Local 188609/29/06Full Audit Text
IAM Local 09/21/06Full Audit Text
IAM Local 205307/27/06Full Audit Text
IAM Local 241007/06/06Full Audit Text
IAM Local 52306/09/06Full Audit Text
IAM Local 245211/30/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 837B11/28/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local LG 33009/19/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 275908/31/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 68808/18/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 11107/28/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 200106/28/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 181306/22/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 160206/14/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 158005/27/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 61905/27/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 133805/17/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 143005/10/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 364 W05/09/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 188505/06/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 135104/22/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 118003/18/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 837-A03/17/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 246 W03/15/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 245003/14/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local S703/10/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 132003/09/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local W-6702/23/05Full Audit Text
IAM Local 174502/07/05Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Pension Plan
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
2,954

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
Pension Agreement between United Industries, Inc. and Iam District Lodge 10
United Industries, Inc.
256
Simpson Pension Plan for Iam and Cic Represented Employees
Simpson Investment Company
3,688

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
19-RD-03898Noll/Norwesco, LLC
Machinists, District Lodge 160
19-RD-03897Wayron LLC
Machinists District Lodge 160, Local Lodge 1350
08-RD-02196Valley Industrial Trucks
IAM Local 1363
30-RD-01538Quest Technologies, Inc., A 3M Company
Local Lodge 1564, District Lodge No. 10 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO
30-RD-01529Spartech Plastics
International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers District 10 Local 1406
17-RD-01807Myers Brothers of Kansas City, MO
Local Lodge 778, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO
17-RD-01809Raytheon Technical Services Company, LLC
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO District Local Lodge 171 and its Local Lodge No. 850
09-RD-02214Leggett & Platt Incorporated
Local Lodge 619, IAM
15-RD-00931Jacobs Technology, Inc./Smith Research Corporation, Inc.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 2249, AFL-CIO
10-RD-01508SHILOH SERVICES
IAMAW, LOCAL 2917

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Unionized employees, business owners, managers, and others often bring labor law charges against unions. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) oversees the porcess of determining if the union violated the National Labor Relations Act.

AllegationCases Filed
Duty of Fair Representation1473
Other Allegations394
Union Security Related (including Beck)195
Union Security Related115
Coercive Statements55
Threatening Statements45
Resignation of Membership (Patternmakers)27
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)25
Harassment21
Refusal to Bargain (Succeeding Contract)18
Discipline (including charges/fines)18
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Initial Contract)16
Failure to Sign Agreement15
Disparagement of Employee11
Requiring Payments other than dues9
Picketing/Strike Actions9
Statements8
All Allegations8
Superseniority (Dairylea)7
Reserved Gate Issues6

Please note that a single case may fall into multiple allegation categories.

Source: National Labor Relations Board; Case Activity Tracking System

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
Caterpillar Inc
Joliet, IL
IAMAW Local 851108785
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co Ft Worth (Production & Maintenance Unit)
Fort Worth, TX
IAMAW Local DL776713639
Boeing Aerospace Operations
Goldsboro, NC
IAMAW Local 22967012
Clarion Sintered Metals, Inc.
Ridgway, PA
IAMAW Local 24482690
Ashland Industries, Inc.
Ashland, WI
IAMAW Local 6213338
US Tsubaki
Sandusky, OH
IAM Local 25945693
Manitowoc Cranes Inc
Manitowoc, WI
IAMAW Local 51666290
LGE Community Credit Union
Marietta, GA
IAMAW Local 7091734
Polar Tank Trailer, Inc.
Holdingford, MN
IAMAW Local 623 Dist17367
Honeywell FM&T
Kansas City, MO
IAMAW Local 77842837