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Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store

Basic Information

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Address

RETAIL, WHOLESALE, AND DEPARTMENT STORE
370 7TH AVENUE, SUITE 501
NEW YORK, NY 100010019

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 338Mineola, NY11,810
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 1102Woodbury, NY9,492
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Joint Council 932Alabama Mid-South  /  Birmingham, AL5,807
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 1New York, NY3,677
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 670New York, NY3,020
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 108Maplewood, NJ3,000
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store District Council Michigan State Joint Council  /  Grand Rapids, MI2,472
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Local 3United Storeworkers Union  /  Long Island City, NY2,371
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Joint Board New England Joint Board  /  Leominster, MA1,509
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Southeast Council  /  Atlanta, GA1,436

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 $39,659,688
Total Liabilities $773,029
Total Income $60,092,982
Total Spent $59,222,222

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $1,768,576 (+97.0%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (0.0%)
Investments $37,643,497 (+112.0%)
Fixed Assets $0 (+112.0%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $40,011 (+18.4%)
Loans Receivable $207,604 (-94.6%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $0
Other Liabilities $773,029
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $557,045
Investments $21,848,217
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $3,749,741
Interest $324,203
Dividends $17,767,456
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $15,026,679
Affiliates $819,641
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $147,235

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 $9,597,224 (16.21%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $326,918 (0.55%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $83,638 (0.14%)
General Overhead $1,992,667 (3.36%)
Union Administration $453,908 (0.77%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $1,679,301 (2.84%)
To Union Employees $5,863,478 (9.90%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

Search All Spending

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
200274,256
200375,383
200472,390
200573,932
200673,335
200771,256
200871,021
200970,169
201068,597
201168,705
201261,985
201360,370
201460,522
201561,010

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
JACK WURM JRSECRETARY-TREASURER$312,796
STUART APPELBAUMPRESIDENT$277,980
RANDY BELLIELVICE PRESIDENT$260,445
ROBERT LAYNGEXEC ASST TO PRESIDENT$259,980
GENE MAYNEINTERNATIONAL REP$227,784
DAVID MERTZVICE PRESIDENT$212,177
ADEMOLA OYEFESOPOLITICAL DIRECTOR$197,149
JOSEPH DORISMONDRECORDER$177,079
LUIS LOPEZORGANIZER$170,246
EDGAR FIELDSVICE PRESIDENT$161,043

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  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
embezzlement charges1
Guilty Pleas1
Indictments2

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
RWDSU Local 125October 6, 2011Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 530November 17, 2009Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 390July 10, 2009Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local April 23, 2009Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 513December 3, 2008Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local April 10, 2008Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 379February 12, 2008Full Audit Text
RWDSU Local 578June 6, 2005Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store International Union and Industry Pension Fund
Board of Trustees of Retail, Wholesale and Dept Store
26,24282.5

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
29-RD-166877Lefrak Organization
December 30th, 2015
02-RD-148572Utrecht Art Supply
March 19th, 2015
02-RD-147720Watermark Services, IV, LLC d/b/a the Fountains at Rivervue
March 6th, 2015
03-RD-146377Blossom View Nursing Home
February 13th, 2015
02-RD-145430Stuyvesant Owners, Inc.
January 30th, 2015
01-RD-140835NEW YORK & COMPANY
November 13th, 2014
29-RD-124183IGA Hometown Proud
March 11th, 2014
29-RD-082789Macy's, Inc.
June 11th, 2012
22-RD-001515Bio-Medical Applications of New Jersey, Inc.
March 16th, 2009
10-RD-001484Red Diamond, Inc.
January 23rd, 2009

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
Transport Drivers Inc
Montgomery, AL
RWDSU Local 61
Southside United Housing
Brooklyn, NY
RWDSU Local 11038
I.. J. White
Farmingdale, NY
RWDSU Local 36
Cadbury Beverages
Williamson, NY
RWDSU Local 325
A&E 94th & 95th Street Management LLC (Jackson Gardens LLC)
New York, NY
RWDSU Local 0
Fertitta Produce Inc.
Astoria, NY
RWDSU Local 34
F P L Food Inc. & Quick Check Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
RWDSU Local 310
Supermarket Necessities Corporation
Bronx, NY
RWDSU Local 31
Barrie House Coffee
Yonkers, NY
RWDSU Local 11028
F and J Bagels Inc.
Flushing, NY
RWDSU Local 31