United Auto Workers Local 218

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
Entertainment $11,894
Hotel $109,454
Lawyers $245,906
Public Relations $5,913
Restaurant $69,696
Swag $57,173
Travel $54,692
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
Tanner & Associates P.c. Labor Attorney $76,919 2022
Image Pointe Shirts $32,504 2021
Murtagh Hobaugh & Cech Attorney $56,740 2021
Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse $17,500 2020
Coburns Catering Caterer $6,360 2018
Global Gaming Lsp Llc Rental Hall $11,894 2018
Marriot Dfw Hotel $11,773 2018
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel Hotel $5,334 2018
American Airlines Airline $5,166 2017
Hilton Buena Vista Palace Hotel $6,006 2017
American Airlines Airline $8,720 2016
American Airlines Airline $5,099 2016
Sheraton Hotel $7,357 2016
American Airlines Airline $6,820 2015
Goldstein Associates Promotional Supplier $10,083 2015
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel Hotel $5,412 2015
American Airlines Airline $7,970 2014
Goldstein Associates Promotional Supplier $5,917 2014
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Hotel $8,443 2014
Omni La Mansion Hotel $6,270 2014
American Airlines Airline $7,414 2013
American Airlines Airline $7,100 2013
Doral Desert Princess Resort Hotel $6,644 2013
Marriot Dfw Hotel $17,032 2013