United Auto Workers Local 898

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
Advocacy $1,000
Entertainment $42,849
Lawyers $50,146
Public Relations $11,800
Restaurant $83,810
Swag $13,172
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
Debra Corwin Catering Services $17,755 2016
Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort $5,372 2015
Debra Corwin Catering Services $11,150 2015
Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort $8,480 2014
Cedar Point Amusment Park $16,000 2014
Debra Corwin Catering Services $12,725 2014
Cedar Point Amusement Park $5,651 2013
Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort $7,346 2013
Debra Shanks Catering Services $11,340 2013