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Railroad Signalmen

Basic Information

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Address

RAILROAD SIGNALMEN
917 SHENANDOAH SHORES ROAD
FRONT ROYAL, VA 22630

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Railroad Signalmen General Committee 88Union Pacific  /  Omaha, NE2,084
Railroad Signalmen General Committee 12Burlington Northern  /  Nolanville, TX2,047
Railroad Signalmen General Committee 60United  /  Marshall, IL1,122
Railroad Signalmen General Committee 62Amtrak Eastern  /  Seven Valleys, PA915
Railroad Signalmen Local Lodge 56Long Island Railroad  /  Babylon, NY718
Railroad Signalmen General Committee 3690Seaboard Coastline Rr  /  Fernandina Beach, FL573
Railroad Signalmen Local Lodge 16Callahan, FL519
Railroad Signalmen General Committee 58Norfolk & Southern Rr  /  Mansfield, IL427
Railroad Signalmen General Committee 78Southern Rwy System Lines  /  Ryland, AL417
Railroad Signalmen General Committee 16Northeast-chesapeake & Ohio Rr  /  Middleport, OH357

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

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

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 $13,881,700
Total Liabilities $89,047
Total Income $8,466,270
Total Spent $9,159,482

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $6,011,014 (-10.3%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (0.0%)
Investments $5,656,492 (+1.9%)
Fixed Assets $1,996,287 (+1.9%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $217,907 (-3.0%)
Loans Receivable $0 (-100.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $969
Other Liabilities $88,078
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $6,236,304
Investments $384,204
Supplies $15,760
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $166,626
Dividends $158,700
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $23,350
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $85,767
Affiliates $315,735
Members $1,079,824
Reinvestments $970,135
All Others $40,095

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 $2,490,761 (27.19%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $281,160 (3.07%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $8,975 (0.10%)
General Overhead $502,306 (5.48%)
Union Administration $2,397,764 (26.18%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $1,251,544 (13.66%)
To Union Employees $1,062,884 (11.60%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

Search All Spending

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
200210,117
20039,803
20049,746
20058,842
20068,867
20079,231
20089,366
20099,541
20109,457
20119,837
201210,465
201310,649
201410,964
201511,381
201611,207
201710,951
201810,650
201910,284

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
JERRY BOLESPRESIDENT$202,169
MICHAEL EFAWGRAND LODGE REP$192,825
TIMOTHY TARRANTVICE-PRESIDENT$189,234
JOE MATTINGLYVICE-PRESIDENT$171,833
JAMES FINNEGANVICE-PRESIDENT$168,440
MICHAEL BALDWINSECRETARY-TREASURER$165,786
CORY CLAYPOOLVICE-PRESIDENT$145,862
BRANDON ELVEYVICE-PRESIDENT$139,210
KELLY HALEYVICE-PRESIDENT$138,792
FLOYD MASONVICE-PRESIDENT$134,545

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

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

Political Action Committees

Political Action CommitteeTotal Contributed
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen$1,220,590

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen$2,060,000

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
1
criminal charges2
embezzlement charges5
Guilty Pleas2
Indictments2
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.

LocalDateView Audit
BRS Local 216January 17, 2013Full Audit Text
BRS Local 48November 8, 2011Full Audit Text
BRS Local 58September 19, 2011Full Audit Text
BRS Local 120July 30, 2010Full Audit Text
BRS Local 4December 17, 2009Full Audit Text
BRS Local 185September 29, 2009Full Audit Text
BRS Local 53June 18, 2009Full Audit Text
BRS Local 102October 30, 2008Full Audit Text
BRS Local 62July 3, 2008Full Audit Text
BRS Local 31March 19, 2008Full Audit Text
BRS Local 72August 6, 2007Full Audit Text
BRS Local 104July 30, 2007Full Audit Text
BRS Local 153July 12, 2007Full Audit Text
BRS Local 105June 11, 2007Full Audit Text
BRS Local January 25, 2007Full Audit Text
BRS Local 231March 9, 2005Full Audit Text

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).

Recent Decertification Petitions

Case NumberName/UnionDate Filed
05-RD-001468Business Resource and Security Services (BRSS)
September 21st, 2009

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
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)2
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)2
8(a)(1) Coercive Rules1
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)1
8(a)(1) Denial of Access1
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))1
8(b)(4)(B) Picketing/Handbilling1
8(b)(4)(B) Statements1

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

Source: National Labor Relations Board; Case Activity Tracking System

Recent Contract Negotiations

Map of recent contract negotiations
IndustryContracts
Manufacturing3
Construction1
Transportation1