United Auto Workers

National Union
Summary of Dues Money Spending

The data below covers spending in the selected categories over the 2013-2018 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 2013-2018 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 - 2018
Advocacy $4,673,211
Country Club $918,242
Entertainment $1,057,926
Hotel $43,471,255
Lawyers $20,528,840
Public Relations $14,699,370
Restaurant $3,841,265
Swag $6,660,494
Travel $19,722,612
By Year