Union Data Reports

Finding and Retrieving Information on Your Union

One of the most common questions we get from federal employees in a bargaining unit is, “how do I find out how much my union spends?”  In that regard, we offer this post.  While not an exhaustive article, it should provide most federal employees the information they need.

General Information

Of course, finding general information about your union is as obvious as going to your local union website.  Unfortunately, most local unions do not have websites believe it or not. Those that do, place very little effort in the development or maintenance of the site, despite such a site being the most effective (efficiency and cost) means of 24/7 communications with members. You can simply search for your local union designation (i.e. Local 1300) using any search engine.  It is often more helpful to include additional search terms such as the city, zip code, and/or parent organization (for example AFGE, NTEU, SEIU, etc..). You may also want to include the Intermediate union.  These Intermediates take the form of organizational names such as National VA Council, National Border Patrol Council, Council of Prison Locals, all of which are organizationally aligned under the American Federation of Government Employees. Most unions are ultimately organizationally aligned under the AFL-CIO (The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations).  Information on federal labor union use of official time is reported broadly through the Office of Personnel Management at this link.

Union Finances

If you found your way to this page, chances are you are looking for union financial information.  Most union internal regulatory documents such as Constitution and By-Laws include requirements of disclosure of union finances to members in good standing upon request.  Aside from internal union controls and under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) , federal labor unions are required to report certain financial information to the Department of Labor – Office of Labor Management Standards. The reported information, including finances, Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA’s), Constitutions and By-Laws, are indexed and available online through their search function.

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