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United Food & Commercial Workers

Basic Information

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Address

UNITED FOOD & COMMERCIAL WORKERS
1775 K STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20006

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
United Food & Commercial Workers State Council 60Buena Park, CA171,201
United Food & Commercial Workers District Council New York And Northern New Jersey  /  Little Falls, NJ168,187
United Food & Commercial Workers Regional Council 4Erlanger, KY152,056
United Food & Commercial Workers Regional Board Southwest States Superfund  /  Buena Park, CA116,438
United Food & Commercial Workers Mid-atlantic Regional  /  Landover, MD92,109
United Food & Commercial Workers Regional Council 6Schaumburg, IL87,206
United Food & Commercial Workers Council Indiana-kentucky State  /  Indianapolis, IN63,401
United Food & Commercial Workers Regional Council 3Suwanee, GA43,000
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 21Seattle, WA41,267
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1262Clifton, NJ38,283

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 $201,831,273
Total Liabilities $5,539,833
Total Income $281,479,788
Total Spent $282,089,206

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $45,140,692 (-1.3%)
Accounts Receivable $4,497,862 (+11.6%)
Investments $118,973,267 (+6.8%)
Fixed Assets $8,052,761 (+6.8%)
Treasury Securities $23,244,603 (-26.3%)
Other Assets $686,816 (-18.9%)
Loans Receivable $1,235,272 (-19.8%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $4,973,143
Other Liabilities $566,690
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $219,808,015
Investments $28,660,804
Supplies $36,131
Loan Repayment $363,945
Interest $3,283,006
Dividends $83,954
Rents $3,511,385
Fees and Fines $1,987,075
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $17,762,789
Affiliates $5,982,684
Members $0
Reinvestments $129,917,575
All Others $274,460

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 $57,805,136 (20.49%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $3,397,046 (1.20%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $1,172,364 (0.42%)
General Overhead $29,132,585 (10.33%)
Union Administration $6,481,139 (2.30%)
Strike Benefits $276,370 (0.10%)
To Union Officers $3,627,656 (1.29%)
To Union Employees $26,614,984 (9.43%)
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
20021,380,507
20031,358,723
20041,338,625
20051,311,548
20061,304,061
20071,310,996
20081,319,966
20091,310,474
20101,291,663
20111,285,415
20121,272,313
20131,274,156
20141,271,804
20151,271,150

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
WARREN BARCLAYINT'L VICE PRES/ORG DIR$391,798
KEVIN WILLIAMSONINT'L VP/DIR COLL BARG$357,819
ANTHONY PERRONEINTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT$345,362
JOSEPH HANSENRETIRED INT'L PRESIDENT$329,418
MARK LAURITSENINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$280,905
ESTHER LOPEZEXEC VICE PRESIDENT$277,107
PATRICK O'NEILLINTL SECRETARY-TREASURER$271,353
GEORGE SALEEBY IIRETIRED INTL VP$258,264
CHRISTYNE NEFFINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$251,345
EDWARD THOMSONINT'L VICE PRESIDENT$250,184

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
United Food & Commercial Workers Union$16,508,558
United Food & Commercial Workers 7R$1,099,567
United Food & Commercial Workers 881$647,849
United Food & Commercial Workers 464A$277,765
United Food & Commercial Workers 880$110,000
United Food & Commercial Workers 880$1,650

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
United Food & Commercial Workers Union$10,447,500

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
criminal charges16
embezzlement charges27
Guilty Pleas27
Indictments10
Officials Sentenced15

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
UFCW Local 442June 9, 2016Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 557September 29, 2015Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 664September 23, 2015Full Audit Text
UFCW Local July 8, 2013Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 146March 11, 2013Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 464December 19, 2012Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 350October 3, 2012Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 1034June 4, 2012Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 261March 26, 2012Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 414November 16, 2011Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 78August 15, 2011Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 350May 5, 2011Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 1116April 27, 2011Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 222April 5, 2011Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 653February 22, 2011Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 367January 31, 2011Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 141October 15, 2010Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 20August 9, 2010Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 517July 21, 2010Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 875July 19, 2010Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 540June 24, 2010Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 75May 26, 2010Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 262April 30, 2010Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 887March 12, 2010Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 81March 1, 2010Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 1995January 25, 2010Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 441January 5, 2010Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 530November 17, 2009Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 871November 6, 2009Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 13September 10, 2009Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 2August 12, 2009Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 1657June 22, 2009Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 655June 8, 2009Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 1101June 3, 2009Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 245June 2, 2009Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 566March 30, 2009Full Audit Text
UFCW Local March 16, 2009Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 496December 19, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 515November 24, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 135November 10, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 1473November 3, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 266October 16, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 271August 29, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 199August 18, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 81July 25, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 31June 2, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 2008May 5, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 527March 18, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 432January 3, 2008Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 21July 16, 2007Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 218June 21, 2007Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 428June 20, 2007Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 251June 14, 2007Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 23May 3, 2007Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 976March 6, 2007Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 440February 9, 2007Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 74January 3, 2007Full Audit Text
UFCW Local September 18, 2006Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 222September 6, 2006Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 261September 1, 2006Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 1064July 27, 2006Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 480July 27, 2006Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 392June 29, 2006Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 498-CNovember 7, 2005Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 419-CNovember 3, 2005Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 94-CAugust 10, 2005Full Audit Text
UFCW Local July 20, 2005Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 88TJuly 19, 2005Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 536July 19, 2005Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 688June 22, 2005Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 436May 23, 2005Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 110-CApril 2, 2005Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 271March 1, 2005Full Audit Text
UFCW Local 34-DFebruary 1, 2005Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Pensions

Pensions Linked to the Union

Pension Name/SponsorMembersFunding Percentage
Mid Atlantic Ufcw And Participating Employers Pension Fund
Board Of Trustees, Mid Atlantic Ufcw And Participating Employers Pensi
19,00297.0
Ufcw Local 1262 & Employers Pension Fund
Trustees Ufcw Local 1262 Pension Fund
29,86581.3
Ufcw Heartland Pension Fund
Board Of Trustees Of Ufcw Heartland Pension Fund
2,74299.3
Ufcw - Northern California Employers Joint Pension
Board Of Trustees, Ufcw No. Calif. Employers Joint Pension Plan
128,32065.5
Ufcw 1360 Shop Rite Pension Fund
Ufcw 1360 Shop Rite Pension Fund
2,86088.5
Desert States Employers & Ufcw Unions Pension Plan
Board Of Trustees, Desert States Employers & Ufcw
41,98489.7
Rocky Mountain Ufcw Unions And Employers Pension Plan
Trustees Of The Rocky Mountain Ufcw Unions & Employers Pension Plan
39,43992.6
Ufcw Union Local No.655, Food Employers' Joint Pension Plan
Ufcw Local No.655, Food Employers Joint Pension Plan Board Of Trustee
18,63097.6
Ufcw Local 1776 & Participating Employers Pension Fund
Trustees Of Ufcw Local 1776 & Part Empl Pension Fd
5,36293.6
Felra & Ufcw Pension Plan
Board Of Trustees, Felra & Ufcw Pension
49,02441.4
Central Ohio Ufcw Unions And Retail Employers Pension Plan
Board Of Trustees Of The Central Ohio Ufcw Unions And Employers Pensio
5,65090.7
Ufcw Local 23 & Giant Eagle Pension Fund
Board Of Trustees Ufcw Local 23 & Giant Eagle Pension Fund
7,74985.5
Ufcw Local 1500 Pension Plan
Board Of Trustees U.f.c.w. Local 1500 Pension Fund
41,31964.2
Employees Retirement System Of H. J. Heinz Company Plan B/c For Heinz Employees Represented By Ufcw
Kraft Heinz Foods Company
2,463
Ufcw Pharmacists, Clerks And Drug Employers Pension Trust
Ufcw Pharmacists, Clerks And Drug Employer's Pension Trust
10,243104.0
Ufcw 1360 Shop Rite Pension Fund
Ufcw 1360 Shop Rite Pension Fund
2,86088.5
Ufcw Unions And Participating Employers Pension Plan
Board Of Trustees The Ufcw Unions And Participating Employers Pension
15,65267.3
Ufcw Local One Pension Fund
Brd Of Ttees Ufcw Local One Pension Fund
23,43053.5
Retail Food Employers & Ufcw Local 711 Pension
Board Of Trustees Retail Food Employers & Ufcw Local 711 Pension
20,87676.7
Ufcw Union & Partcipating Food Industry Employers Tri-state Pension Fund
Board Of Trustees Of Ufcw Tri-state Pension Fund
32,48257.1
Ufcw Union & Partcipating Food Industry Employers Tri-state Pension Fund
Board Of Trustees Of Ufcw Tri-state Pension Fund
32,48257.1
Ufcw Union Local 919 & Contributing Employers' Food Pension Fund
Ufcw Union Local 919 & Contributing Empl Pension Fund
12,219112.3
Kunzler & Company, Inc. Ufcw Union Employees' Pension Plan
Kunzler & Company, Inc.
280

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
Mid Atlantic Ufcw And Participating Employers Pension Fund
Board Of Trustees, Mid Atlantic Ufcw And Participating Employers Pensi
19,00297.0
Ufcw Local 1262 & Employers Pension Fund
Trustees Ufcw Local 1262 Pension Fund
29,86581.3
Ufcw Heartland Pension Fund
Board Of Trustees Of Ufcw Heartland Pension Fund
2,74299.3
Ufcw - Northern California Employers Joint Pension
Board Of Trustees, Ufcw No. Calif. Employers Joint Pension Plan
128,32065.5
Ufcw 1360 Shop Rite Pension Fund
Ufcw 1360 Shop Rite Pension Fund
2,86088.5
Desert States Employers & Ufcw Unions Pension Plan
Board Of Trustees, Desert States Employers & Ufcw
41,98489.7
Rocky Mountain Ufcw Unions And Employers Pension Plan
Trustees Of The Rocky Mountain Ufcw Unions & Employers Pension Plan
39,43992.6
Ufcw Union Local No.655, Food Employers' Joint Pension Plan
Ufcw Local No.655, Food Employers Joint Pension Plan Board Of Trustee
18,63097.6
Ufcw Local 1776 & Participating Employers Pension Fund
Trustees Of Ufcw Local 1776 & Part Empl Pension Fd
5,36293.6
Felra & Ufcw Pension Plan
Board Of Trustees, Felra & Ufcw Pension
49,02441.4
Central Ohio Ufcw Unions And Retail Employers Pension Plan
Board Of Trustees Of The Central Ohio Ufcw Unions And Employers Pensio
5,65090.7
Ufcw Local 23 & Giant Eagle Pension Fund
Board Of Trustees Ufcw Local 23 & Giant Eagle Pension Fund
7,74985.5
Ufcw Local 1500 Pension Plan
Board Of Trustees U.f.c.w. Local 1500 Pension Fund
41,31964.2
Employees Retirement System Of H. J. Heinz Company Plan B/c For Heinz Employees Represented By Ufcw
Kraft Heinz Foods Company
2,463
Ufcw Pharmacists, Clerks And Drug Employers Pension Trust
Ufcw Pharmacists, Clerks And Drug Employer's Pension Trust
10,243104.0
Ufcw 1360 Shop Rite Pension Fund
Ufcw 1360 Shop Rite Pension Fund
2,86088.5
Ufcw Unions And Participating Employers Pension Plan
Board Of Trustees The Ufcw Unions And Participating Employers Pension
15,65267.3
Ufcw Local One Pension Fund
Brd Of Ttees Ufcw Local One Pension Fund
23,43053.5
Retail Food Employers & Ufcw Local 711 Pension
Board Of Trustees Retail Food Employers & Ufcw Local 711 Pension
20,87676.7
Ufcw Union & Partcipating Food Industry Employers Tri-state Pension Fund
Board Of Trustees Of Ufcw Tri-state Pension Fund
32,48257.1
Ufcw Union & Partcipating Food Industry Employers Tri-state Pension Fund
Board Of Trustees Of Ufcw Tri-state Pension Fund
32,48257.1
Ufcw Union Local 919 & Contributing Employers' Food Pension Fund
Ufcw Union Local 919 & Contributing Empl Pension Fund
12,219112.3
Kunzler & Company, Inc. Ufcw Union Employees' Pension Plan
Kunzler & Company, Inc.
280

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-186017St. Joseph Medical Center
October 12th, 2016
19-RD-182624Stokes Market Butte Inc.
August 22nd, 2016
02-RD-178862Abbott House
June 23rd, 2016
13-RD-178627Elegance in Meats, Inc.
June 20th, 2016
13-RD-172834Kemira Water Solutions, Inc.
March 30th, 2016
29-RD-167166Bobs Discount Furniture
January 7th, 2016
22-RD-163329UNEEDA BOLT & SCREW CO.
November 4th, 2015
18-RD-161382Villa Healthcare at Bryn Mawr, LLC
October 6th, 2015
12-RD-159914Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito de Cabo Rojo
September 14th, 2015
02-RD-159710Riverside Montessori
September 9th, 2015

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
Charmer Industries, Inc.
Astoria, NY
UFCW Local 304250
Peerless Importers
Brooklyn, NJ
UFCW Local 250
Empire Merchants Corporation
Brooklyn, NY
UFCW Local 2273375
Maximus Coffee Group
Houston, TX
UFCW Local 4304240
ELLSWORTH CARE CENTER
Ellsworth, WI
UFCW Local 78124860
Rite Aid of Ohio (Cleveland Area)
Cleveland, OH
UFCW Local 88273
CHICAGO ALLIS MFG CORP
Chicago, IL
UFCW Local 43125
Save A Lot Queens
Saint Louis, MO
UFCW Local 287
MGP Ingredients
Atchison, KS
UFCW Local 4140
Windsor Foods
Riverside, CA
UFCW Local 7273400