United Auto Workers Local 578

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 $33,855
Hotel $90,522
Lawyers $102,513
Public Relations $8,860
Restaurant $152,771
Swag $125,853
Travel $11,981
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
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Banquet/Hotel/Meetings $21,835 2023
Lasure's Catering Restaurant $26,299 2023
Reimer Jewelers Inc Watch Engraver $11,629 2023
Geiger Shirts $31,562 2022
Lasure's Catering Restaurant $16,265 2022
1800 Flowers Flowerama 428 Flower Shop $13,936 2019
Chalet Florist Florist $19,919 2019
Halina's Catering Llc Caterer $15,179 2019
Hilton Orlando Buena Hotel $6,510 2018
Uptown Catering Caterer $6,279 2018
Hilton Orlando Buena Hotel $7,668 2017
Reimer Jewelers Inc Watch Engraver $7,749 2017
Uptown Catering Caterer $12,358 2017
Reimer Jewelers Inc Watch Engraver $7,749 2016
Uptown Catering Caterer $12,381 2016
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel Hotel $6,712 2015
Reimer Jewelers Inc Watch Engraver $9,041 2015
Uptown Catering Caterer $12,203 2015
Reimer Jewelers Inc Watch Engraver $8,919 2014
Uptown Catering Caterer $12,805 2014
Reimer Jewelers Inc Watch Engraver $10,924 2013
Uptown Catering Caterer $23,637 2013