United Auto Workers Local 1853

Summary of Dues Money Spending

The data below covers spending in the selected categories over the 2013-2017 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.

Methodology
The Center for Union Facts obtained 2013-2017 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 - 2017
Country Club $5,136
Entertainment $16,263
Hotel $75,429
Lawyers $23,910
Restaurant $23,232
Swag $97,574
Travel $82,019
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 Details
Corky's Ribs & Bbq Food Catering Inc $10,472 2017 Full Filing
Delta Airlines Inc. Airline Travel $17,694 2017 Full Filing
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Disney Hotel $12,531 2017 Full Filing
Impressions Specialty Adv Clothing Supplier $16,113 2017 Full Filing
Motor City Casino Hotel Hotel $6,348 2017 Full Filing
Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel $9,451 2017 Full Filing
Sirata Beach Resort Hotel $6,735 2017 Full Filing
Southwest Airlines Air Travel $11,271 2017 Full Filing
Space Walk Of Middle Tennessee Inflatable Rentals $8,463 2017 Full Filing
American Time Watch Manufaturer $13,141 2016 Full Filing
Delta Airlines Inc. Airline Travel $13,589 2016 Full Filing
Impressions Specialty Adv Clothing Supplier $25,146 2016 Full Filing
Kings Creek Golf Club Golf Club $5,136 2016 Full Filing
Tennessee Event Specialists Clowns Face Painting $6,750 2016 Full Filing
The Renaissance Orlando At Sea World Hotel $5,960 2016 Full Filing
Unlimited Graphics Inc. Printer And Clothing Supp $7,772 2016 Full Filing
American Time Watch Manufaturer $5,626 2015 Full Filing
Bilmar Beach Resort Hotel $5,480 2015 Full Filing
Impressions Specialty Adv Clothing Supplier $15,456 2015 Full Filing
Sirata Beach Resort Hotel $7,526 2015 Full Filing
Southwest Airlines Air Travel $25,591 2015 Full Filing
The Renaissance Orlando At Sea World Hotel $6,678 2015 Full Filing
American Time Watch Manufaturer $7,570 2014 Full Filing
Detroit Marriott At The Renais Hotel $7,464 2014 Full Filing
Southwest Airlines Air Travel $7,096 2014 Full Filing
Nashville Sounds Triple A Baseball Team $7,800 2013 Full Filing
Sirata Beach Resort Hotel $7,256 2013 Full Filing
Southwest Airlines Air Travel $6,778 2013 Full Filing