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AFL-CIO

Basic Information

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Address

AFL-CIO
815 16TH STREET, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20006

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
AFL-CIO Southern Nevada Central Labor  /  Henderson, NV66,120
AFL-CIO Fargo-Moorhead Central Labor  /  Fargo, ND3,376
AFL-CIO Council Montgomery Central Labor  /  Opelika, AL2,276
AFL-CIO Directly Affiliated Local Union 461Macon, GA377
AFL-CIO Local Joint Executive Board Brewery Workers  /  Allison Park, PA277
AFL-CIO Directly Affiliated Local Union 221Cereal Workers  /  Mechanicsburg, PA250
AFL-CIO Columbia Basin Irrigation Council  /  Seattle, WA193
AFL-CIO Joint Council Wabash Valley Central Labor  /  Terre Haute, IN22
AFL-CIO Local 1683El Dorado, AR19
AFL-CIO Directly Affiliated Local Union 24111Newspaper Editors  /  Milwaukee, WI17

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 $75,965,111
Total Liabilities $84,192,441
Total Income $182,393,243
Total Spent $187,995,419

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $2,240,695 (-71.4%)
Accounts Receivable $16,803,504 (-2.7%)
Investments $26,189,165 (+3.4%)
Fixed Assets $27,244,484 (+3.4%)
Treasury Securities $2,194,297 (-10.2%)
Other Assets -$9,365,348 (+3.3%)
Loans Receivable $10,658,314 (-0.5%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $3,165,000
Accounts Payable $3,861,105
Other Liabilities $33,260,699
Mortgages $43,905,637

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $78,782,165
Investments $1,381,579
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $52,075
Interest $549,198
Dividends $299,256
Rents $3,239,436
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $45,751,344
Affiliates $52,196,049
Members $142,141
Reinvestments $0
All Others $687,729

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 $29,598,020 (15.74%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $44,777,638 (23.82%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $859,511 (0.46%)
General Overhead $20,349,499 (10.82%)
Union Administration $5,340,464 (2.84%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $451,189 (0.24%)
To Union Employees $27,183,284 (14.46%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

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Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
200213,140,393
200313,198,357
200413,031,914
200513,705,284
20069,875,234
200710,028,904
200811,013,317
200911,357,015
201011,717,230
201111,601,104
201211,525,023
201311,615,520
201412,741,859
201512,475,220

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

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

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
$468,300
RICHARD TRUMKAPRESIDENT$304,121
TEFERE GEBREEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$253,143
ELIZABETH SHULERSECRETARY-TREASURER$251,001
JONATHAN HIATTEXECUTIVE ASST TO PRES$202,808
LYNN RHINEHARTGENERAL COUNSEL$190,534
HAROLD BECKERCO-GENERAL COUNSEL$189,012
DAMON SILVERSSPEC COUN TO PRES/DIRECTO$186,478
MICHAEL CAVANAUGHEXECUTIVE ASST TO EVP$185,873
TERRY STAPLETONCHIEF BUDGET OFFICER$182,334

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
AFL-CIO$32,069,929
AFL-CIO Bldg/Construction Trades Dept$1,275,772
California Labor Federation AFL-CIO$1,055,244
Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO$346,573
Missouri AFL-CIO$321,710
Quad City Federation of Labor$285,502
Nevada AFL-CIO$109,700
Ohio AFL-CIO$109,470
Georgia AFL-CIO$87,361
Florida AFL-CIO$77,000
AFL-CIO$60,032
New Mexico AFL-CIO$51,350
Florida AFL-CIO$28,292
Ohio AFL-CIO$10,000
AFL-CIO Target 5000 State & Local Fund$9,882
Texas State Bldg & Construction Trades$6,000
New Mexico St Bldg & Construction Trades$5,425

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
AFL-CIO$61,976,585
AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Dept$22,404,310
AFL-CIO Bldg/Construction Trades Dept$17,968,000
AFL-CIO Professional Employees Dept$1,120,000
AFL-CIO Maritime Cmte$940,000
AFL-CIO Union Label & Service Dept$420,020
AFL-CIO Building & Const Trades$90,000
AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust$40,000
AFL-CIO Public Employee Dept$40,000
AFL-CIO Industrial Union Dept$0
AFL-CIO Bldg/Const Trade Cncl/Greater NY$0
AFL-CIO Working for America Institute$0

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 charges3
embezzlement charges1
Guilty Pleas2
Indictments2
Officials Sentenced1

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
AFLCIO Local ICAPSeptember 28, 2006Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
Truman Medical Center
Kansas City, MO
AFLCIO Local 30
RockTenn Company LLC
Stevenson, AL
AFLCIO Local 321