United Auto Workers Local 171

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 $125,000
Hotel $93,285
Lawyers $21,099
Restaurant $81,054
Swag $22,405
Travel $12,414
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
Renaissance Allentown Hotel Hotel $30,043 2023
Sirata Beach Resort Attn: Accounting Dept Hotel $9,003 2022
Brooks Kristine Caterer $49,552 2019
Cedarstream Watches $5,939 2018
Sirata Beach Resort Hotel $7,190 2018
Dick's Sporting Goods Sporting Goods $5,915 2017
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel Hotel $6,740 2015
Detroit Marriott Renaissance C Hotel $6,387 2014
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel Hotel $5,496 2013
Dick's Sporting Goods Sporting Goods $5,500 2013