Labor Union

International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades

Website:

www.iujat.org/

Location:

DANBURY, CT

Tax ID:

71-0301129

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(5)

Budget (2019):

Revenue: $6,701,435
Expenses: $5,969,765
Assets: $2,771,961

Formation:

1874

Type:

Labor Union

President:

Steven R. Elliot

International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades (IUJAT) is a federation of 38 national and local labor unions that claims 73,437 members across the automotive, construction, transportation, service, energy, public, and other sectors. [1]

First established in 1874 as the International Union of Journey Horseshoers, IUJAT claims to be the oldest labor union in the United States retaining its original charter. [2] In 2022, New Jersey’s first unionized marijuana dispensary joined IUJAT. [3] [4] Each of IUJAT’s 38 national and local unions pay a per capita tax of between $1 and $10 per member to the IUJAT. [5]

Connor Shaw is the political director of IUJAT. During the 2016 election, Shaw worked for the David Brock-operated super political action committee (PAC) Correct the Record to support the candidacy of Hillary Clinton (D). Shaw also worked as statewide organizing lead for Alaska on the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and in operations for Ready for Hillary, a political action committee supporting Clinton’s presidential campaign. [6] [7]

Activities

The International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades (IUJAT) was founded in April 1874 as the International Union of Journey Horseshoers (IUJH). In 2003, IUJH dramatically expanded to include other industries and smaller labor unions, becoming the IUJAT. [8] That same year, IUJAT disaffiliated from the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) labor federation and became an independent labor union. [9] IUJAT claims to be the oldest union in the United States retaining its original charter [10] and its members have a right to vote in their perspective unions for delegates to the IUJAT national convention. [11]

As of August 2022, IUJAT is a federation of 38 national and local unions and claims 73,437 members [12] across the automotive, construction, transportation, service, energy, public, and other sectors. [13] IUJAT also includes the first unionized marijuana dispensary, Cannabis Engineers Extractors and Distributors (CEED) Local 420, which was established to represent cannabis workers in New Jersey. [14] [15]

IUJAT is affiliated with United Service Workers Union, United Public Service Employees Union, National Organization of Industrial Trade Unions, and Home Healthcare Workers of America. [16]

IUJAT opposes right-to-work laws, calling them a “fallacy” that is wrong for workers, business, and the economy. [17] The union was also a partner organization of New Jersey’s 2020 Your Future of Work Task Force. [18]

Political Activities

Political Action Committee

International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades also operates a political action committee (PAC), the International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades PAC. [19] IUJATPAC is a Committee on Political Education (COPE) fund that works to advocate and mobilize IUJAT members on state and local policy issues. [20] The PAC files reports with the State of New York Board of Elections. [21]

Lobbying and Advocacy

In 2021, IUJAT reported spending $169,806 on political activities and lobbying to the Department of Labor. This included $48,000 to IUJAT’s political actions account; $60,000 to Davidoff Hutcher and Citron LLP for a legislative retainer; and $60,000 to Komjathy and Kean political advisory firm for a legislative retainer in New Jersey. [22] In 2020, IUJAT spent $290,548 on political activities and lobbying. [23]

In 2021, IUJAT supported tax increases proposed by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) [24] and congratulated at least three Democratic Party candidates for winning New Jersey State Senate elections. [25]

Funding

International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades is funded by member dues. According to its filings with the U.S. Department of Labor, IUJAT does not track the amount of dues individual members pay to their unions. However, each of IUJAT’s 38 national and local unions pay from $1 to $10 per month for each of their members in per capita tax to the IUJAT. [26]

In 2021, IUJAT reported receipts of $9,724,281 and expenses of $9,138,721. [27] IUJAT reported receipts of $10,373,346 and expenses of $8,561,642 in 2020. [28]

Leadership

Steven R. Elliott, Sr. is the international director of the International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades. [29] [30]

Connor Shaw is the political director of IUJAT. In 2020 he was an appointee to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ)’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council. He was also a 2018 NYC Fellow with the liberal New Leaders Council (NLC). During the 2016 election, Shaw worked for the David Brock-operated super PAC Correct the Record to support the candidacy of Hillary Clinton (D). Shaw also worked as statewide organizing lead for Alaska on the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and in operations for Ready for Hillary, a political action committee supporting Clinton’s presidential candidacy. [31] [32]

References

  1. “Industries.” International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.iujat.org/industries. ^
  2. “International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades.” International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades. Accessed August 9, 2022. https://www.iujat.org/about. ^
  3. “Cannabis Workers at Ascend Montclair Dispensary Ratify First-Ever Union Contract, Negotiated by CEED Local 420, IUJAT.” Insider NJ. February 4, 2022. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/cannabis-workers-ascend-montclair-dispensary-ratify-first-ever-union-contract-negotiated-ceed-local-420-iujat/. ^
  4. Parmley, Suzette. “N.J. weed workers moving full steam ahead to unionize despite delay in cannabis market.” NJ.com. February 18, 2022. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2022/02/despite-delay-in-nj-cannabis-market-weed-workers-moving-full-steam-ahead-to-unionize.html. ^
  5.  Journeymen and Allied Trades Ind National Headquarters (DOL File Number 000-185), Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, 2021, Schedule 13 and Item 69. https://olmsapps.dol.gov/query/orgReport.do. ^
  6. Winters, Jaimie Julia. “Montclair budtenders first to join CEED union, focusing on cannabis.” Montclair Local. February 8, 2022. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://montclairlocal.news/montclair-budtenders-first-to-join-ceed-union-focusing-on-cannabis/. ^
  7. “Experience.” Connor Shaw LinkedIn Profile. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/connor-shaw-9a092b5b/details/experience/. ^
  8.  Nager, Ray. “Racetrack Farrier Shares His Career Lessons.” American Farriers Journal. May 27, 2021. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.americanfarriers.com/articles/12708-racetrack-farrier-shares-his-career-lessons. ^
  9. “Become an Affiliate.” The International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.iujat.org/become-an-affiliate. ^
  10. “International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades.” International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades. Accessed August 9, 2022. https://www.iujat.org/about. ^
  11. Journeymen and Allied Trades Ind National Headquarters (DOL File Number 000-185), Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, 2021, Schedule 13. https://olmsapps.dol.gov/query/orgReport.do. ^
  12. [1] Journeymen and Allied Trades Ind National Headquarters (DOL File Number 000-185), Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, 2021, Schedule 13. https://olmsapps.dol.gov/query/orgReport.do. ^
  13. “Industries.” International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.iujat.org/industries. ^
  14. “Cannabis Workers at Ascend Montclair Dispensary Ratify First-Ever Union Contract, Negotiated by CEED Local 420, IUJAT.” Insider NJ. February 4, 2022. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/cannabis-workers-ascend-montclair-dispensary-ratify-first-ever-union-contract-negotiated-ceed-local-420-iujat/. ^
  15. Parmley, Suzette. “N.J. weed workers moving full steam ahead to unionize despite delay in cannabis market.” NJ.com. February 18, 2022. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2022/02/despite-delay-in-nj-cannabis-market-weed-workers-moving-full-steam-ahead-to-unionize.html. ^
  16. “Affiliates.” The International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.iujat.org/affiliates. ^
  17. ““Right to Work” Doesn’t Work.” International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades. Accessed August 11, 2022. https://www.iujat.org/right-to-work. ^
  18. Gambrell, Dane. “New Jersey Future of Work Task Force.” New Jersey State Office of Innovation. September 2020. Accessed August 11, 2022. https://fowtf.innovation.nj.gov/downloads/resources/YourFutureOfWork.pdf ^
  19. “International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades.” Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax. (Form 990). 2018. Part II. https://apps.irs.gov/pub/epostcard/cor/710301129_201812_990O_2020021017131325.pdf. ^
  20. “IUJATPAC.” International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.iujat.org/iujatpac. ^
  21.  Journeymen and Allied Trades Ind National Headquarters (DOL File Number 000-185), Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, 2020, Schedule 16. https://olmsapps.dol.gov/query/orgReport.do. ^
  22. Journeymen and Allied Trades Ind National Headquarters (DOL File Number 000-185), Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, 2021, Schedule 16. https://olmsapps.dol.gov/query/orgReport.do. ^
  23. Journeymen and Allied Trades Ind National Headquarters (DOL File Number 000-185), Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, 2020, Schedule 16. https://olmsapps.dol.gov/query/orgReport.do. ^
  24. “USUW Support Helps Make New Jersey’s New Millionaires Tax a Reality. USUW. September 21, 2020. Accessed August 11, 2022. https://www.uswu.org/news-1/2020/9/21/uswu-support-helps-make-new-jerseys-new-millionaires-tax-a-reality. ^
  25. “Statement from Connor Shaw, Legislative Director, IUJAT on New Leadership in the New Jersey State Senate.” Insider NJ. November 15, 2021. Accessed August 11, 2022. https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/statement-connor-shaw-legislative-director-iujat-new-leadership-new-jersey-state-senate/. ^
  26. [1] Journeymen and Allied Trades Ind National Headquarters (DOL File Number 000-185), Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, 2021, Schedule 13 and Item 69. https://olmsapps.dol.gov/query/orgReport.do. ^
  27. Journeymen and Allied Trades Ind National Headquarters (DOL File Number 000-185), Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, 2020, Statement B. https://olmsapps.dol.gov/query/orgReport.do. ^
  28. [1] Journeymen and Allied Trades Ind National Headquarters (DOL File Number 000-185), Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, 2021. Statement B. ^
  29. Journeymen and Allied Trades Ind National Headquarters (DOL File Number 000-185), Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, 2021, Statement B. https://olmsapps.dol.gov/query/orgReport.do. ^
  30. “Officers.” International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.iujat.org/officers. ^
  31. Winters, Jaimie Julia. “Montclair budtenders first to join CEED union, focusing on cannabis.” Montclair Local. February 8, 2022. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://montclairlocal.news/montclair-budtenders-first-to-join-ceed-union-focusing-on-cannabis/. ^
  32. “Experience.” Connor Shaw LinkedIn Profile. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/connor-shaw-9a092b5b/details/experience/. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: October 1, 1946

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2019 Dec Form 990 $6,701,435 $5,969,765 $2,771,961 $1,779 N $0 $6,661,743 $39,494 $1,091,467
    2018 Dec Form 990 $6,056,945 $5,280,991 $2,039,949 $1,437 N $0 $6,035,953 $20,992 $1,149,447 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $5,039,445 $4,956,735 $1,263,784 $1,226 N $0 $5,035,134 $4,311 $1,070,487 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $4,392,292 $4,286,212 $1,179,848 $0 N $0 $4,392,267 $25 $970,380 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $4,297,637 $3,985,393 $1,073,768 $0 N $0 $4,297,637 $0 $928,522 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $3,936,856 $3,801,870 $761,524 $0 N $0 $3,936,813 $43 $932,487 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $3,962,652 $3,867,864 $626,538 $0 N $0 $3,962,652 $0 $782,047 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $4,160,181 $4,278,548 $531,750 $0 N $0 $4,160,178 $3 $503,320 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $4,310,075 $4,532,659 $650,117 $0 N $0 $4,310,026 $49 $466,420 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades

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