United Auto Workers Local 551

CHICAGO, IL
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
Advocacy $5,000
Country Club $133,115
Entertainment $203,185
Hotel $326,945
Lawyers $135,680
Restaurant $351,475
Swag $13,807
Travel $94,229
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
Crown Plaza Hollywood Blvd Hotel $5,763 2017 Full Filing
Edward Village Hotel Hotel $15,408 2017 Full Filing
Hampton Inn Hotel $12,301 2017 Full Filing
Hel`s Kitchen Catering Catering $92,205 2017 Full Filing
Hilton Baltimore Hotel $13,761 2017 Full Filing
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel $7,669 2017 Full Filing
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel $6,716 2017 Full Filing
Marriott Hotel - Detroit Hotel $9,591 2017 Full Filing
Southwest Airlines Airline $20,339 2017 Full Filing
St Archangel Michael Serbian Social Center Banquet Hall $14,607 2017 Full Filing
Bizzieri Law Office Llc Law Office $8,900 2016 Full Filing
Compass Rose Events Inc. Special Events $94,672 2016 Full Filing
Double Tree Hilton Hotel $5,338 2016 Full Filing
New York New York Hotel Hotel $7,487 2016 Full Filing
Royal Dearborn Hotel Hotel $14,924 2016 Full Filing
Sheraton Denver Hotel $6,306 2016 Full Filing
Six Flags Great America Amusement Park $48,905 2016 Full Filing
Southwest Airlines Airline $9,490 2016 Full Filing
St Archangel Michael Serbian Social Center Banquet Hall $33,081 2016 Full Filing
Adoba Hotel Hotel $7,021 2015 Full Filing
Bentley Coach Tours Coach Bus Services $6,310 2015 Full Filing
Chateau New Orleans Hotel $5,438 2015 Full Filing
Hampton Inn Hotel $8,989 2015 Full Filing
Hampton Inn Hotel $8,864 2015 Full Filing
Hel`s Kitchen Catering Catering $61,376 2015 Full Filing
Hel`s Kitchen Catering Catering $21,376 2015 Full Filing
Miami Beach Resort Hotel $5,962 2015 Full Filing
Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel $7,736 2015 Full Filing
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel $5,160 2015 Full Filing
Six Flags Great America Amusement Park $53,788 2015 Full Filing
Southwest Airlines Airline $11,769 2015 Full Filing
Southwest Airlines Airline $7,415 2015 Full Filing
St Archangel Michael Serbian Social Center Banquet Hall $31,315 2015 Full Filing
The Westin Peachtree Hotel $7,004 2015 Full Filing
Chicago White Sox Pro Sports Team $5,820 2014 Full Filing
Citizen Action Illinois Organization $5,000 2014 Full Filing
Courtyard Detroit Downtown Hotel $9,964 2014 Full Filing
Fairfield Inn At Starved Rock Hotel $5,720 2014 Full Filing
Hampton Inn Hotel $14,756 2014 Full Filing
Hel`s Kitchen Catering Catering $42,200 2014 Full Filing
Hel`s Kitchen Catering Catering $40,000 2014 Full Filing
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel $7,340 2014 Full Filing
Mgm Grand Detroit Hotel $6,233 2014 Full Filing
Southwest Airlines Airline $21,382 2014 Full Filing
St Archangel Michael Serbian S Banquet Hall $17,266 2014 Full Filing
St Archangel Michael Serbian S Banquet Hall $16,401 2014 Full Filing
Family Dollar Bargain Store $8,523 2013 Full Filing
Hel`s Kitchen Catering Catering $84,318 2013 Full Filing
Hyatt Regency Washington On Ca Hotel $7,386 2013 Full Filing
Image Pointe Promotional $5,284 2013 Full Filing
P's Event Company Caterer $10,000 2013 Full Filing
St Archangel Michael Serbian S Banquet Hall $14,901 2013 Full Filing
University Golf Club Golf Course $5,544 2013 Full Filing