United Auto Workers Local 5

SOUTH BEND, IN
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 $28,532
Lawyers $55,199
Swag $12,296
Travel $17,708
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
Macey Swanson And Allman Law Firm $9,318 2017 Full Filing
South Bend Cubs Sports Team $6,305 2017 Full Filing
Cedar Point Amusement Park $8,939 2016 Full Filing
Image Pointe Promo Items $5,380 2016 Full Filing
Macey Swanson And Allman Law Firm $14,065 2016 Full Filing
Royal Excursion Buses - Charters & Rental $11,178 2016 Full Filing
Image Pointe Promo Items $6,916 2015 Full Filing
Royal Excursion Buses - Charters & Rental $6,530 2015 Full Filing
Six Flags Great America Amusement Park $13,288 2015 Full Filing
Macey Swanson And Allman Law Firm $10,924 2014 Full Filing