United Auto Workers Local 1805

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
Country Club $27,718
Entertainment $57,395
Hotel $11,850
Lawyers $396,080
Public Relations $7,000
Restaurant $22,056
Swag $7,491
Travel $20,082
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
Bredhoff & Kaiser Pllc Attorney $396,080 2021
Diplomat Banquet Center Party House $17,718 2019
Southwest Airlines Airline $12,051 2019
Amberg Events Event Center $16,395 2018
Hilton Buena Vista Park Hotel $5,688 2018
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel $6,162 2018
La Bella Vista Party Center $10,000 2017
La Bella Vita Party Room $10,000 2016
Covey's Promotions Garment $7,491 2015
La Bella Vita Party Room $10,000 2015
La Bella Vita Banquet Hall $10,000 2014