United Auto Workers Local 281

Summary of Dues Money Spending

The data below covers spending in the selected categories over the 2013-2021 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 2013-2021 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 - 2021
Country Club $8,390
Entertainment $5,331
Swag $58,355
Travel $57,990
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
Image Pointe Logo Clothing $28,736 2019 Full Filing
Chicago Blackhawks Professional Hockey Team $5,331 2018 Full Filing
Tri State Travel Bus Line $19,860 2017 Full Filing
Tri State Travel Bus Line $17,850 2015 Full Filing
Image Pointe Shirt Suppier $16,808 2014 Full Filing