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Salaries of Union Leaders

Salaries of Union Leaders

Research by Dick Wessels and Legal Assistant Lisa Narug

Tag days are unnecessary for union leaders today. Here is a smattering of union leader salaries from around the Midwest. We include also some salaries for heads of international unions.

Union Official and TitleUnionTotal Disbursements (Salary + Allowances)
Terence O’Sullivan, General PresidentLaborers National Headquarters$663,981
Patrick Flynn, Secretary-Treasurer (Out of office now – local is under trusteeship)Teamsters Local 710, Mokena, IL$503,435
Newton B Jones, PresidentInternational Brotherhood of Boilermakers$491,866
Joseph Senese, Executive DirectorNational Production Workers Union Ind National Headquarters$487,733
Michael Sweeney, PresidentTeamsters Local 710, Mokena, IL$387,349
James Hoffa, PresidentInternational Brotherhood of Teamsters$381,403
Frank Libby, President/Exec Secy TreasChicago Regional Council of Carpenters$319,462
Steven Cisco, Rec Corres SecretaryOperating Engineers Local 150, Countryside, IL$300,047
Jeffrey Isaacson, 1 st Vice-PresidentChicago Regional Council of Carpenters279,052
James Buchanan, Business ManagerPlumbers Local 597, Chicago, IL$276,175
John Coli, Secretary-TreasurerTeamsters Local 727, Park Ridge, IL and Teamsters Joint Council 25, Chicago IL$269,043
James Sweeney, President-Business ManagerOperating Engineers Local 150, Countryside, IL$266,078
Terrence Hancock, PresidentTeamsters Local 731, Burr Ridge, IL$256,801
Charles Anderson, Secretary-TreasurerPainters District Council 30, Aurora, IL$254,499
Rocco Terranova, President/Bus MgrSheet Metal Workers Local 73, Hillside, IL$227,996
Thomas Balanoff, PresidentSEIU Local 1, Chicago, IL$226,968
Ronald Powell, PresidentUFCW Local 881, Rosemont, IL$225,288
Terrence Fitzmaurice, Secretary-TreasurerPainters District Council 14, Chicago, IL$223,978
James Coyne, Business ManagerPlumbers Local 130, Chicago, IL$214,343
Karen Lewis, PresidentChicago Teachers Union, Chicago, IL$201,047
Leo Carroll, Recording SecretaryTeamsters Local 916, Springfield, IL$199,900
R. Magler, Business ManagerPlumbers Local 455, St. Paul, MN$182,311
Robert Pierson, Business ManagerIBEW Local 9, Hillside, IL$176,119
Kenneth Boyd, PresidentUFCW 1546, Chicago, IL$174,828
Terry Allen, Bus Mgr/Fin SecIBEW Local 134, Chicago, IL$169,756
Samuel Cicinelli, Business RepresentativeAuto Mechanics Local 701$148,744
Mark Spano, PresidentCentral States Joint Board$159,293
Donnie Von Moore, President(Now voted out of office)Teamsters Local 743, Chicago, IL$157,202
Juan Campos, Secretary-TreasurerTeamsters Local 705, Chicago, IL$156,462
Shawn Daly, Business RepresentativeIBEW Local 160, Minneapolis, MN$155,993
Paul Wright, President/Business Mgr/Fin SecIBEW Local 21, Downers Grove, IL$155,841
Charles Hughart, Financial SecretaryIBEW Local 702, West Frankfort, IL$154,165
Thomas McTavish, Business Mgr/Fin SecIBEW Local 117, Crystal Lake, IL$150,388
Thomas Flynn, PresidentTeamsters Local 179, Joliet, IL$149,163
Armando Arreola, Business RepresentativeAuto Mechanics Local 701$142,558
Terry Nelson, Business Mgr/Sec TreasPainters District Council 82, Little Canada, MN$142,335
Scott Deitz, Business ManagerPlumbers Local 101, Belleville, IL$140,338
Rick Eilers, Business ManagerPlumbers Local 15, Minneapolis, MN$139,572
Kevin Lamere, Business ManagerPlumbers Local 601, Milwaukee, WI$139,066
Michael Haffner, Secretary-TreasurerTeamsters Local 301, Waukegan, IL$139,014
Dominic Romanazzi, PresidentTeamsters Local 330, Elgin, IL$137,152
Martin Lawrence, Secretary-TreasurerTeamsters Local 638, Minneapolis, MN$131,013
Richard Oakes, Business Mgr/Fin SecIBEW Local 949, Burnsville, MN$129,936
Paul Hawkins, President/Bus AgentTeamsters Local 673, West Chicago, IL$128,077
David Reardon, Sec/Treas/Business AgentTeamsters Local 662, Mosinee, WI$125,904
Paul Stripling, PresidentTeamsters Local 781, Elmhurst, IL$124,987
Thomas McCune, Business ManagerPlumbers Local 25, Rock Island, IL$124,940
Steven Brietlow, Fin Sec/Business ManagerPlumbers Local 75, Milwaukee, WI$121,873
Gene Gowey, Recording SecretaryTeamsters Local 695, Madison, WI$121,735
Joe Jazdzewski, BMSTPainters District Council 7, Big Bend, WI$121,074
Dale Magruder, Business ManagerIBEW Local 176, Joliet, IL$120,051
John Kripotos, Business RepresentativeIBEW Local 292, Minneapolis, MN$119,919
Jamie McNamara, Business Mgr/Fin SecIBEW Local 110, St. Paul, MN$119,787
Bryan Rademacher, Business AgentTeamsters Local 120, Blaine, MN$118,294
Michael Brookes, Business Manager/Fin SecrIBEW Local 55, Des Moines, IA$118,002
Patrick Tapa, Secretary/TreasurerTeamsters Local 344, West Allis, WI$117,656
Jeffrey Knaus,Fin Secretary/Bus MgrPlumbers Local 400, Kaukauna, WI$117,415
Thomas Tweet, Secretary-TreasurerTeamsters Local 974, Minneapolis, MN$112,976
Patrick Radzak, Secretary-TreasurerTeamsters Local 346, Duluth, MN$112,850
Gary Menzel, President/Bus MgrRoofers Local 11, Westchester, IL$112,475
Robert Miller, Secretary TreasurerGCIU District Council 4, Carol Stream, IL$112,170
Michael Toner, Business ManagerPlumbers Local 553, East Alton, IL$109,941
Andrew Roberts, Business Mgr/Fin SecPlumbers Local 33, Des Moines, IA$109,761
Peter Jaworski, Business ManagerRoofers Local 96, Blaines, MN$102,015
Ildefonzo Lozano, Vice President/Field RepLaborers Local Union 152, Highland Park, IL$100,275

These are good jobs! It is hardly surprising that unions are a hotbed of political activity geared toward perpetuating the power and position of these union leaders.

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