United Auto Workers Local 653

PONTIAC, MI
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.

Methodology
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 $50,817
Entertainment $29,073
Lawyers $21,908
Public Relations $46,000
Restaurant $331,829
Swag $22,962
Travel $222,332
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
Nashville Sounds Triple A Baseball Team $15,100 2021 Full Filing
Mid Michigan Screen Printing Union Screen Printing $10,871 2019 Full Filing
Blue Lakes Charter Travel Charter Co $17,504 2018 Full Filing
Brooks Kristine Caterer $53,385 2018 Full Filing
San Marino Club Banquet Facility $7,632 2018 Full Filing
Travel Treasures + Tours Tour Company $13,973 2018 Full Filing
Brooks Kristine Caterer $54,206 2017 Full Filing
Ground Travel Specialist Bus Company $10,970 2017 Full Filing
San Marino Club Banquet Facility $7,632 2017 Full Filing
Travel Treasures + Tours Tour Company $28,889 2017 Full Filing
Brooks Kristine Caterer $55,600 2016 Full Filing
San Marino Club Banquet Facility $7,950 2016 Full Filing
Travel Treasures + Tours Tour Company $26,952 2016 Full Filing
Brooks Kristine Caterer $54,540 2015 Full Filing
San Marino Club Banquet Facility $17,268 2015 Full Filing
Travel Treasures + Tours Tour Company $14,239 2015 Full Filing
Brooks Kristine Caterer $40,915 2014 Full Filing
Travel Treasures + Tours Tour Company $14,537 2014 Full Filing
Brooks Kristine Caterer $16,170 2013 Full Filing
Buckley Ken Catering $37,192 2013 Full Filing
San Marino Club Banquet Facility $10,335 2013 Full Filing
Travel Treasures & Tours Tour Company $34,006 2013 Full Filing