United Auto Workers Local 31

KANSAS CITY, KS
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
Entertainment $104,408
Hotel $53,356
Lawyers $9,748
Restaurant $122,018
Swag $91,445
Travel $67,261
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
American Airfare Airlines Airfare $3,800 2017 Full Filing
American Airlines Airfare $7,601 2017 Full Filing
Awards + T-Shirts Union Printing + Apparel Shop $5,666 2017 Full Filing
Coalition Of Black Trade Unionists Martin L.king Bowling Event $7,280 2017 Full Filing
Compass Rose Events Parties + Picnic Promations $37,466 2017 Full Filing
Delta Airfare Airlines Airfare $5,283 2017 Full Filing
Delta Airlines Airfare $10,566 2017 Full Filing
Grand Plaza Hotel Hotel $8,021 2017 Full Filing
Hilton Hotel Hotel $6,065 2017 Full Filing
Hilton Hotel Hotel Hotel $3,032 2017 Full Filing
Lodge Of The Four Seasons Hotel $2,948 2017 Full Filing
Lodge Of The Hotel Seasons Hotel $1,474 2017 Full Filing
Renaissance Hotel Hotel $6,864 2017 Full Filing
Renaissance Hotel Hotel Hotel $3,432 2017 Full Filing
Southwest Airfare Airlines Airfare $4,200 2017 Full Filing
Southwest Airlines Airfare $8,400 2017 Full Filing
Taylor Made Catering Catering Company $17,674 2017 Full Filing
Awards + T-Shirts Union Printing + Apparel Shop $50,008 2016 Full Filing
Professional Affairs Inc. Caterer $37,050 2016 Full Filing
Arnold Newbold Winter Legal Service $9,748 2015 Full Filing
Celebrations! Parties + Picnic Promotions $16,740 2015 Full Filing
Kansas City Catering Food Catering Service $18,084 2015 Full Filing
Awards + T-Shirts Union Printing + Apparel Shop $17,868 2014 Full Filing
Celebrations! Parties + Picnic Promotions $16,932 2014 Full Filing
Grand Plaza Hotel Hotel $7,970 2014 Full Filing
Kansas City Catering Food Catering Service $17,622 2014 Full Filing
Ube/air Travel Agent $7,384 2014 Full Filing
Awards & T-Shirts Union Printing & Apparel Shop $17,903 2013 Full Filing
Celebrations! Parties & Picnic Promotions $25,990 2013 Full Filing
Ube/air Travel Agent $19,008 2013 Full Filing