United Auto Workers Local 686

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 $6,000
Entertainment $6,227
Hotel $20,630
Public Relations $34,050
Restaurant $127,066
Swag $36,449
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
Samuel's Grande Manor Catering $15,234 2022
Custom Promotions Inc Promotions Company $34,050 2019
Darien Lake Theme Park Resort Recreation $6,227 2018
Motor City Hotel Hotel $6,169 2018
Samuel's Grande Manor Catering $14,887 2018
Creative Customwear Shirts $5,053 2017
D&T Graphics Inc Graphic Artists $6,513 2017
Samuel's Grande Manor Catering $15,515 2017
Samuel's Grande Manor Catering $15,964 2016
Samuel's Grande Manor Catering $17,940 2015
Creative Customwear Shirts $6,392 2014
D&T Graphics Inc Graphic Artists $5,576 2014
Samuel's Grande Manor Catering $17,311 2014
Hearthstone Manor Catering Services $15,941 2013