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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 Title

Union

Total Disbursements (Salary + Allowances)

Terence O'Sullivan, General President

Laborers 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, President

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

$491,866

Joseph Senese, Executive Director

National Production Workers Union Ind National Headquarters

$487,733

Michael Sweeney, President

Teamsters Local 710, Mokena, IL

$387,349

James Hoffa, President

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

$381,403

Frank Libby, President/Exec Secy Treas

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters

$319,462

Steven Cisco, Rec Corres Secretary

Operating Engineers Local 150, Countryside, IL

$300,047

Jeffrey Isaacson, 1 st Vice-President

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters

279,052

James Buchanan, Business Manager

Plumbers Local 597, Chicago, IL

$276,175

John Coli, Secretary-Treasurer

Teamsters Local 727, Park Ridge, IL and Teamsters Joint Council 25, Chicago IL

$269,043

James Sweeney, President-Business Manager

Operating Engineers Local 150, Countryside, IL

$266,078

Terrence Hancock, President

Teamsters Local 731, Burr Ridge, IL

$256,801

Charles Anderson, Secretary-Treasurer

Painters District Council 30, Aurora, IL

$254,499

Rocco Terranova, President/Bus Mgr

Sheet Metal Workers Local 73, Hillside, IL

$227,996

Thomas Balanoff, President

SEIU Local 1, Chicago, IL

$226,968

Ronald Powell, President

UFCW Local 881, Rosemont, IL

$225,288

Terrence Fitzmaurice, Secretary-Treasurer

Painters District Council 14, Chicago, IL

$223,978

James Coyne, Business Manager

Plumbers Local 130, Chicago, IL

$214,343

Karen Lewis, President

Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago, IL

$201,047

Leo Carroll, Recording Secretary

Teamsters Local 916, Springfield, IL

$199,900

R. Magler, Business Manager

Plumbers Local 455, St. Paul, MN

$182,311

Robert Pierson, Business Manager

IBEW Local 9, Hillside, IL

$176,119

Kenneth Boyd, President

UFCW 1546, Chicago, IL

$174,828

Terry Allen, Bus Mgr/Fin Sec

IBEW Local 134, Chicago, IL

$169,756

Samuel Cicinelli, Business Representative

Auto Mechanics Local 701

$148,744

Mark Spano, President

Central States Joint Board

$159,293

Donnie Von Moore, President

(Now voted out of office)

Teamsters Local 743, Chicago, IL

$157,202

Juan Campos, Secretary-Treasurer

Teamsters Local 705, Chicago, IL

$156,462

Shawn Daly, Business Representative

IBEW Local 160, Minneapolis, MN

$155,993

Paul Wright, President/Business Mgr/Fin Sec

IBEW Local 21, Downers Grove, IL

$155,841

Charles Hughart, Financial Secretary

IBEW Local 702, West Frankfort, IL

$154,165

Thomas McTavish, Business Mgr/Fin Sec

IBEW Local 117, Crystal Lake, IL

$150,388

Thomas Flynn, President

Teamsters Local 179, Joliet, IL

$149,163

Armando Arreola, Business Representative

Auto Mechanics Local 701

$142,558

Terry Nelson, Business Mgr/Sec Treas

Painters District Council 82, Little Canada, MN

$142,335

Scott Deitz, Business Manager

Plumbers Local 101, Belleville, IL

$140,338

Rick Eilers, Business Manager

Plumbers Local 15, Minneapolis, MN

$139,572

Kevin Lamere, Business Manager

Plumbers Local 601, Milwaukee, WI

$139,066

Michael Haffner, Secretary-Treasurer

Teamsters Local 301, Waukegan, IL

$139,014

Dominic Romanazzi, President

Teamsters Local 330, Elgin, IL

$137,152

Martin Lawrence, Secretary-Treasurer

Teamsters Local 638, Minneapolis, MN

$131,013

Richard Oakes, Business Mgr/Fin Sec

IBEW Local 949, Burnsville, MN

$129,936

Paul Hawkins, President/Bus Agent

Teamsters Local 673, West Chicago, IL

$128,077

David Reardon, Sec/Treas/Business Agent

Teamsters Local 662, Mosinee, WI

$125,904

Paul Stripling, President

Teamsters Local 781, Elmhurst, IL

$124,987

Thomas McCune, Business Manager

Plumbers Local 25, Rock Island, IL

$124,940

Steven Brietlow, Fin Sec/Business Manager

Plumbers Local 75, Milwaukee, WI

$121,873

Gene Gowey, Recording Secretary

Teamsters Local 695, Madison, WI

$121,735

Joe Jazdzewski, BMST

Painters District Council 7, Big Bend, WI

$121,074

Dale Magruder, Business Manager

IBEW Local 176, Joliet, IL

$120,051

John Kripotos, Business Representative

IBEW Local 292, Minneapolis, MN

$119,919

Jamie McNamara, Business Mgr/Fin Sec

IBEW Local 110, St. Paul, MN

$119,787

Bryan Rademacher, Business Agent

Teamsters Local 120, Blaine, MN

$118,294

Michael Brookes, Business Manager/Fin Secr

IBEW Local 55, Des Moines, IA

$118,002

Patrick Tapa, Secretary/Treasurer

Teamsters Local 344, West Allis, WI

$117,656

Jeffrey Knaus,Fin Secretary/Bus Mgr

Plumbers Local 400, Kaukauna, WI

$117,415

Thomas Tweet, Secretary-Treasurer

Teamsters Local 974, Minneapolis, MN

$112,976

Patrick Radzak, Secretary-Treasurer

Teamsters Local 346, Duluth, MN

$112,850

Gary Menzel, President/Bus Mgr

Roofers Local 11, Westchester, IL

$112,475

Robert Miller, Secretary Treasurer

GCIU District Council 4, Carol Stream, IL

$112,170

Michael Toner, Business Manager

Plumbers Local 553, East Alton, IL

$109,941

Andrew Roberts, Business Mgr/Fin Sec

Plumbers Local 33, Des Moines, IA

$109,761

Peter Jaworski, Business Manager

Roofers Local 96, Blaines, MN

$102,015

Ildefonzo Lozano, Vice President/Field Rep

Laborers 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.