Teamster Spending By the Numbers

 

Ø Amount collected in new money from the July 2002 dues hike in four years: $638 million

Ø Amount of that money spent on organizing by the International Union per year: $14 million

Ø Percentage increase in the International Union's income because of the dues hike (most of the dues hike went to the International): 75% increase

Ø Percentage increase in amount paid by International for multiple salaries to officials: 764% increase in pay to multiple salaries

Ø Amount of dues money saved if top officials accepted $150,000, and multiple salaries paid to International appointees were eliminated: $8.7 million per year

Ø Number of new Teamster organizers that would pay: 124 new organizers

Ø Net loss of Teamster members since Hoffa took office, not counting mergers: 150,000 members lost

Ø Number of multiple salaries paid by the International in 1998, just prior to Hoffa taking office: 16

Ø Number of multiple salaries paid by the International Union in 2005: 164

Ø Amount that the International paid in multiple salaries in 2005: $8.4 million

Ø Amount of Teamster dues paid to Hoffa consultants Richard Leebove and Greg Tarpinian in 2005: $773,000

Ø Days that Tarpinian and Leebove ever worked as Teamsters: 0

Ø Amount that International Vice President Chuck Mack, his brother Steve Mack, and brother-in-law Rome Aloise received in multiple union salaries in 2005: $618,444

Ø Amount that Rome Aloise was caught by the Election Supervisor in August laundering from dues money into the Hoffa-Mack campaign: $15,720

Ø Amount of the daily International staff meal allowance, after it was raised in June: $100/day

Ø Number of Big Macs that daily meal allowance will buy: 37

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