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.

Methodology
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