United Auto Workers Local 897

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 $126,444
Lawyers $46,856
Restaurant $86,919
Swag $5,966
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
Six Flags Darien Lake Amusement Park $14,739 2022
Darien Lake Amusement Park $15,691 2018
Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurat Restaurant $11,220 2018
Mike Fontana Llc Picnic Grove $7,850 2018
Ameritusa/American Images Shop Coats/Officer Shirts $5,966 2017
Darien Lake Amusement Park $14,861 2017
Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurat Restaurant $10,234 2017
Mike's Grove Llc Picnic Grove $6,510 2017
Darien Lake Amusement Park $10,842 2016
Fontana's Grove Picnic Grove $5,834 2016
Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurat Restaurant $11,924 2016
Darien Lake Amusement Park $12,105 2015
Fontana's Grove Picnic Grove $6,017 2015
Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurat Restaurant $12,382 2015
Darien Lake Amusement Park $7,573 2014
Fontana's Grove Picnic Grove $7,921 2014
Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurat Restaurant $12,800 2014
Darien Lake Amusement Park $8,853 2013
Fontana's Grove Picnic Grove $7,648 2013
Hearthstone Manor Food Service/Banquet Hall $11,445 2013