United Auto Workers Local 1250

Summary of Dues Money Spending

The data below covers spending in the selected categories over the 2013-2023 time period. For a full accounting of how the union is spending its dues money, you can review its individual financial filings with the federal government here.

The Center for Union Facts obtained 2013-2023 spending data from all United Auto Workers LM filings with the Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS), which covered approximately 16,000 different spending line-items. We first assigned one of ten different categories to cover spending line items of interest, and then flagged individual expenses for a detailed description at the bottom of each page. The inclusion of specific line items in the list below does not mean the spending is necessarily improper; members can make their own judgement on this question.
By Category
Category Total Spending, 2013 - 2023
Advocacy $55,000
Country Club $70,915
Entertainment $70,653
Hotel $7,155
Lawyers $162,464
Restaurant $114,030
Swag $5,140
Travel $12,284
By Year
Spending Highlights

The line items below were hand-selected as being particularly large or notable instances of how the union is spending its dues money. If you'd like to find more detail on each entry, you can refer to the union's full LM filing here.

Vendor Description Amount Year
John T. Ropelewski Golf Outing $11,090 2023
Golf Incorporated Thunderbird Hills Golf Course Recreation $7,188 2022
John T. Ropelewski Golf Outing $10,176 2022
Stoney Creek Inn Restaurant $22,736 2021
Levy Ratner P.c. Law Firm $93,623 2020
James R Andary, Pc Attorney $57,861 2019
Blue Ribbon Catering Catering $19,828 2018
Golf Incorporated Recreation $7,560 2018
John Ropelewski Recreation Events $10,053 2018
Blue Ribbon Catering Catering $19,025 2017
Golf Incorporated Recreation $6,500 2017
John Ropelewski Recreation Events $17,115 2017
Golf Incorporated Recreation $6,785 2016
John Ropelewski Recreation Events $8,793 2016
Blue Ribbon Catering Catering $11,902 2015
Custom Promotions Inc. Sporting Goods $5,140 2015
Golf Incorporated Recreation $5,830 2015
John Ropelewski Recreation Events $8,768 2015
Golf Incorporated Recreation $7,896 2014
John Ropelewski Recreation Events $5,736 2014
Golf Incorporated Recreation $7,830 2013
John Ropelewski Recreation Events $5,756 2013
Lorain Party Center Food $6,872 2013