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DETROIT, MI 482143963

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
United Auto Workers Council National Cap  /  Detroit, MI391,415
United Auto Workers Council Michigan Cap  /  Detroit, MI133,966
United Auto Workers Council Region 1 Cap  /  Detroit, MI47,073
United Auto Workers Council Ohio State Cap  /  Maumee, OH45,678
United Auto Workers Council Region 1-a Cap  /  Detroit, MI37,642
United Auto Workers Council Region 8 Cap  /  Lebanon, TN36,019
United Auto Workers Council Illinois State Cap  /  Lincolnshire, IL34,446
United Auto Workers Local 276Grand Prairie, TX33,979
United Auto Workers Council Kentucky Cap Council  /  Eminence, KY30,185
United Auto Workers Council Region 1-C Cap  /  Detroit, MI25,621

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 $989,938,489
Total Liabilities $7,380,278
Total Income $214,000,576
Total Spent $213,990,261

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $2,207,626 (+0.5%)
Accounts Receivable $5,996,261 (-14.4%)
Investments $721,723,266 (+0.5%)
Fixed Assets $109,828,766 (+0.5%)
Treasury Securities $61,947,240 (-26.7%)
Other Assets $28,335,656 (0.0%)
Loans Receivable $59,899,674 (+9.5%)


Loans Payable $345,000
Accounts Payable $2,792,308
Other Liabilities $4,242,970
Mortgages $0


Dues $0
Per Person Tax $115,110,392
Investments $19,261,553
Supplies $45,715
Loan Repayment $237,001
Interest $32,756,321
Dividends $6,085
Rents $146,670
Fees and Fines $30
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $33,934,264
Affiliates $12,479,978
Members $22,567
Reinvestments $0
All Others $1,113,309

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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


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 $102,807,450 (48.04%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $9,725,023 (4.54%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $1,210,479 (0.57%)
General Overhead $13,034,430 (6.09%)
Union Administration $11,580,484 (5.41%)
Strike Benefits $4,470,313 (2.09%)
To Union Officers $1,228,702 (0.57%)
To Union Employees $43,158,756 (20.17%)
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 Trend


Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation

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

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
United Auto Workers$51,770,495
United Auto Workers$831,156
Uaw National Cap$133,425
United Auto Workers$47,557
United Auto Workers Local 65$10

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
United Auto Workers/Illinois$2,652,916
United Auto Workers Region 3$2,012,409
United Auto Workers$968,115
United Auto Workers/Region 8$878,436
United Auto Workers/Region 5$319,500
United Auto Workers/Western St Rg 5$229,190
United Auto Workers/Wisconsin$146,522

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

Last Updated: March 1st, 2011


Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Major Issues

IssueTotal Spent Lobbying
Automotive Industry$11,691,329
Labor, Antitrust & Workplace$4,070,071
Family, Abortion & Adoption$1,971,725
Fed Budget & Appropriations$1,023,000
Medicare & Medicaid$908,244
Civil Rights & Civil Liberties$871,483

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
United Auto Workers$30,258,019
National Writers Union/UAW Local 1981$0

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 charges38
embezzlement charges51
Guilty Pleas42
Officials Sentenced31

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
UAW Local 64403/22/13Full Audit Text
UAW Local 224311/26/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 71909/28/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 777707/10/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 183407/05/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 29405/02/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 180304/27/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 71004/19/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 5503/22/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 87903/22/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 110201/30/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 60401/30/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 47001/25/12Full Audit Text
UAW Local 210309/29/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local 902509/28/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local 08/18/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local CentralNYCAP08/17/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local 69108/17/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local 177408/17/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local 08/17/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local 123706/30/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local 282805/18/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local 108604/05/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local 02/22/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local 71201/20/11Full Audit Text
UAW Local 237410/13/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 12809/29/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 77408/20/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 96908/13/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 68607/08/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 109706/17/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 176206/17/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 84605/05/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 14904/30/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 299904/16/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 182603/17/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 106902/18/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 226901/20/10Full Audit Text
UAW Local 43112/21/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 18012/18/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 228010/29/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 33410/07/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 115510/01/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 115510/01/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 145709/18/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 189608/12/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 91308/04/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 886807/29/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 48107/28/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 125007/25/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 84507/22/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 240605/20/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 112005/18/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 225005/14/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 59504/14/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 300004/01/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 321203/17/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 32303/17/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 03/09/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 230002/18/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 122401/29/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 237601/16/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 233901/12/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 141501/09/09Full Audit Text
UAW Local 159012/18/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 71612/11/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 137912/04/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 187212/04/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 202012/04/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 40512/04/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 20411/25/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 188711/13/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 29110/27/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 54310/20/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 16309/29/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 52409/26/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 214909/15/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 18609/10/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 176008/22/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 147208/18/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 90908/18/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 24108/15/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 7207/30/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 42806/26/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 57806/26/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 17906/09/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 118604/07/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 193004/04/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 28103/18/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 58803/10/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 136802/07/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 154201/29/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 01/22/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 223201/07/08Full Audit Text
UAW Local 07/30/07Full Audit Text
UAW Local 07/17/07Full Audit Text
UAW Local 8606/18/07Full Audit Text
UAW Local 34905/29/07Full Audit Text
UAW Local 236705/04/07Full Audit Text
UAW Local 133804/16/07Full Audit Text
UAW Local 175203/02/07Full Audit Text
UAW Local 214702/23/07Full Audit Text
UAW Local 24601/17/07Full Audit Text
UAW Local 162301/09/07Full Audit Text
UAW Local 161509/25/06Full Audit Text
UAW Local 141609/18/06Full Audit Text
UAW Local 49309/18/06Full Audit Text
UAW Local 23908/03/06Full Audit Text
UAW Local 43506/22/06Full Audit Text
UAW Local 8470711/10/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 232511/03/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 237911/02/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 40710/25/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 80710/19/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 88710/05/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 235210/04/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 76609/29/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 59709/23/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 83309/20/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 50609/16/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 189206/21/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 189206/21/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 213205/09/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 92905/05/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 78604/19/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 72203/28/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 212303/16/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 97503/14/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 234703/11/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 68303/04/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 57302/24/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 119602/22/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 230802/17/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 69102/16/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 12502/14/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 71601/31/05Full Audit Text
UAW Local 71012/28/04Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014


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
Jessen Manufacturing Co., Inc. Uaw Retirement Income Plan
Jessen Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Peterbilt Nashville - Local 1832 Uaw Retirement Income Plan
Paccar, Inc
Supplemental Agreement Covering Pensions between Textron Lycoming and Local 787 of the Uaw
Textron Inc.
Kennametal Inc. and Uaw Including Local No 1059 Pen Pl for Hourly Rated Prod and Maint Ees
Kennametal, Inc.
Commercial Steel Treating - Uaw Retirement Income Plan
Commercial Steel Treating Corp.
L-3 Communications Combat Propulsion Systems Uaw Retirement Plan
L-3 Communications Corporation
Napco International Uaw Local No. 125 1989 Restated Retirement Income Plan
Napco International, Llc
The Revlon - Uaw Pension Plan
Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
Outokumpu Stainless Plate, Inc. Wage Retirement Income Plan for Members of Uaw Local 729
Outokumpu Stainless, Inc.
Ge Aviation Mechanical Systems-Los Angeles Pension Plan for Uaw Local 509 Hourly Employees of the Duarte, Ca Division
Ge Aviation Systems Llc
Ge Aviation Systems Pension Plan for Uaw Local 330 Union Employees of the Grand Rapids, Mi Division
Ge Aviation Systems Llc
The Abbott Ball Company Uaw-Afl-Cio Local No. 376 Pension Plan
Abbott Ball Company
Faurecia Exhaust Systems, Inc. Uaw Retirement Plan
Faurecia Exhaust Systems, Inc.
Uaw Agreement and Pension Plan
Barnes Group Inc.
Senior Operations Llc Pension Plan for Hourly Employees at Burbank, Ca Represented by Uaw Local 509
Senior Operations Llc
Walbro Engine Management Llc Uaw Local No. 9699 Pension Plan
Walbro Engine Management Llc
Lear Corporation (detroit Plant) Uaw Retirement Income Plan
Lear Corporation
Hartford Technologies, Inc. - Uaw Local 376 Pension Plan
Hartford Technologies Inc.
The Bellevue Manufacturing Company Uaw Retirement Income Plan
The Bellevue Manufacturing Company Uaw Retirement Income Plan
Light Metals Corporation Uaw Retirement Income Plan
Light Metals Corporation
Cooper-Standard Automotive Local Union 388 Uaw Retirement Income Plan for Gaylord Plant
Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.
Motor Products - Owosso Corporation Uaw Local 743 Pension Plan
Motor Products Corporation
Defiance Precision Products, Inc. Pension Plan for Local 638 Uaw Employees
Gt Technologies Inc.
Pension Agreement between Chrysler Financial and the Uaw
Td Auto Finance Llc
Daimler Trucks North America Uaw Pension Plan
Daimler Trucks North America
Bradford White Corporation Uaw Retirement Income Plan
Bradford White Corporation
Peterson Spring Corporation Consolidated Uaw Retirement Income Plan
Peterson American Corporation
Pen Agreement Rockford Powertrain Inc and Uaw and Its Local 803
Gkn Rockford, Inc
Chrysler Group Llc Uaw Pension Agreement
Chrysler Group Llc Cims 485-08-64
Gunite Corporation Rockford (uaw) Hourly-Rated Employees' Pension Plan
Gunite Corporation C/o Truck Components, Inc.
Intertec Systems Employees' Uaw Pension Plan
Intertec Systems, Llc
Lester Engineering Uaw Retirement Income Plan-2006
The Kent Machine Co. Lp
Lester Engineering Uaw Retirement Income Plan
The Kent Machine Co. Lp
Nelson Metal Products, Llc Pension Plan for Uaw Hourly Employees
J. L. French, Llc Nelson Metal Products, Llc
Lester Engineering Uaw Retirement Income Plan
The Kent Machine Co. Lp
Jeep Corporation - Uaw Retirement Income Plan
Chrysler Group Llc Cims 485-08-64
American Seating Company Uaw Pension Plan
American Seating Company
Uaw Visteon Pension Account Plan
Visteon Corporation
Ford-Uaw Personal Retirement Plan
Ford Motor Company
Autoalliance International, Inc. Retirement Plan for Employees Represented by the Uaw
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company Uaw Retirement Plan
Ford Motor Company
Mack Uaw Pension Plan
Mack Trucks Inc
Northwest Ohio Area Industries Uaw Retirement Income Plan
Board of Trustees Northwest Ohio Area Industries Uaw Retirement Inco
The Vollrath Company Llc Defined Pension Plan for Uaw Employees
The Vollrath Company
Ti Automotive Uaw Local No. 9699 Pension Plan
Ti Group Automotive Systems, Llc
Ti Group Automotive Systems Uaw Local #369 Retirement Plan
Ti Group Automotive Systems, Llc
Uaw Black Lake Employees Pension Plan
International Union, Uaw
International Uaw Staff Retirement Income Plan
International Union, Uaw
Uaw Employees Pension and Severance Plan
International Union, Uaw
International Uaw Staff Cash Balance Plan
International Union, Uaw
Am General Llc Uaw Retirement Income Plan
Am General Llc
Fulton Industries, Inc. Uaw Local 86 Pension Plan for Hourly Employees
Fulton Industries, Inc.
General Dynamics Land Systems Muskegon Operations Uaw Retirement Plan
General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc.
Cone Drive Hourly Union Pension Plan (uaw Local 21 - Traverse City, Mi)
Cone Drive Operations, Inc.
Local 365 Uaw Pension Fund
Local 365 Uaw Pension Fund

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
33-RD-00918MNP Precision Parts
United Auto Workers Local 592
08-RD-02194Firelands Federal Credit Union
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW Local 913
22-RD-01569Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services
Shore Legal Services Workers
22-RD-01567Continental Auto Parts
UAW Lcoal 2326       
12-RD-01082Exel, Inc.
Unitd Autoworker, Local #1707
30-RD-01531Yates American Machine Co.
UAW Local 77
09-RD-02215Waste Management of Kentucky, Inc.
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
08-RD-02183Worthington Industries d/b/a Worthington Steel of Cleveland
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
United Auto Workers Region 3
25-RD-01549Aztar Indiana Gaming, LLC d/b/a Casino Aztar
UAW Region 3 Local 3048

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 Representation3916
Other Allegations1112
Superseniority (Dairylea)186
Union Security Related (including Beck)90
Coercive Statements89
Threatening Statements72
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)63
Union Security Related45
Refusal to Bargain (Succeeding Contract)31
Disparagement of Employee26
Refusal to Furnish Information20
Picketing/Strike Actions19
Failure to Sign Agreement15
Resignation of Membership (Patternmakers)14
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Initial Contract)12
Fees Excessive10
Denial of Access7

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
Coupled Products, LLC
Columbia City, IN
UAW Local 2049465110
Duluth Auto Dealers
Duluth, MN
UAW Local 13496061
Moyno Industrial Products (A Unit of Robbins & Myers)
Springfield, OH
UAW Local 902120125
Conn-Selmer (Vincent Bach Division)
Eastlake, OH
UAW Local 235987238
Covidien Mallinckrodt
St Louis, MO
UAW Local 1887171419
Light Metals Corporation
Wyoming, MI
UAW Local 19201100
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc
Hurst, TX
UAW Local 218422433
Douglas Autotech Corporation (Fuji Kiko; Japan)
Bronson, MI
UAW Local 822439146
Peterbilt Motors Company
Madison, TN
UAW Local 1832298750
Reilly Plating Company
Melvindale, MI
UAW Local Region 110931