United Auto Workers Local 659

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
Country Club $16,710
Entertainment $121,984
Hotel $136,216
Lawyers $87,083
Restaurant $203,970
Swag $42,573
Travel $110,883
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
Bella Birches Catering Caterer $25,648 2023
Bally's Las Vegas Hotel $7,071 2022
Bella Birches Catering Caterer $21,133 2022
Michigan Princess Retiree- Tour $5,530 2022
Motor City Casino-Hotel Hotel $18,482 2022
Byb Event Services Llc Entertainment $63,549 2020
Murtagh Hobaugh & Cech Attorney $87,083 2020
Lapeer Country Club Country Club $10,025 2019
Courtyard By Marriot Hotel $17,553 2018
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Hotel $7,145 2018
Michigan Princess Retiree- Tour $5,382 2018
Temple Dining Room Restaurant $19,503 2018
Cornwell's Dinner Theatre Dinner/Excursion -Retirees $5,460 2017
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Hotel $11,016 2017
Motor City Casino-Hotel Hotel $5,422 2017
Olympia Events Center Llc Sports Franchise $15,635 2017
Temple Dining Room Restaurant $22,735 2017
Washington Marriott Wardman Hotel $7,473 2017
General Motivation Co. Rings $17,760 2016
Saginaw Bus Center Bus Company $10,661 2016
Temple Dining Room Restaurant $23,256 2016
Detroit Red Wings Sports Franchise $12,290 2015
Detroit Tigers Baseball Game $6,087 2015
General Motivation Co. Rings $7,114 2015
Grand Traverse Resort Hotel $7,108 2015
Temple Dining Room Restaurant $29,611 2015
Detroit Red Wings Sports Franchise $6,390 2014
Saginaw Bus Center Bus Company $14,839 2014
Temple Dining Room Restaurant $24,605 2014
Saginaw Bus Center Bus Company $14,391 2013
Temple Dining Room Restaurant $17,862 2013