Labor Union

National Alliance for Fair Contracting

Website:

faircontracting.org/

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

37-1380206

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(5)

Budget (2020):

Revenue: $578,737
Expenses: $436,816
Assets: $595,090

Type:

Labor Advocacy Alliance

Tax Exempt Since:

2001

Administrator:

Geoffrey Griffith

The National Alliance for Fair Contracting (NAFC) is a labor-management alliance that focuses on contractors working in public construction. It supports labor-union-privileging regulations such as the “prevailing wage.” [1]

It is closely aligned with the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the trade name of the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), a division of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations AFL-CIO. [2]

Background

The National Alliance for Fair Contracting is a labor advocacy alliance that focuses on employment and contracting issues within the field of construction, specifically wages and benefits. The organization supports the “prevailing wage” and other labor-union-privileging regulations on public construction projects. [3]

The organization holds a national conference every year which includes various meetings and workshops. The conference held in October 2022 contains a board of directors meeting, research committee meeting, the board of directors election, and speakers from various membership organizations including the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), a construction industry labor union, and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the trade name of the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), a division of the AFL-CIO. [4]

Funding

The National Alliance for Fair Contracting receives most of its revenue from its program services.

The organization recorded total revenue of $466,411in 2017, $541,253 in 2018, $742,252 in 2019, and $578,737 in 2020. The organization received more than 90 percent of these totals every year from its program services. Other revenue was less than 10 percent in these years. [5]

NAFC had a total functional expense amount of $428,420 in 2017, $500,488 in 2018, $526,391 in 2019, and $436,816 in 2020. Much of the organization’s expenses were for salaries, wages, and other benefits. It is recorded that the organization’s administrator, Geoffrey Griffith, received $128,400 in “compensation” in 2018 and $135,185 in 2019. [6]

The National Alliance for Fair Contracting has also received grants and contributions from government-affiliated organizations.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, an independent agency that helps mediate labor disputes within the United States, provided NAFC with a grant of $75,000 in 2000 to “expand, on a nationwide basis” fair contracting practices in public construction. [7]

NAFC also received $50,000 in 2012 and another $50,000 in 2013 from the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), also known as North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU). The grant was recorded as “operational support.” [8]

The organization also received a grant of $200,000 from the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) in 2019. The grant was made to “financially support” NAFC. [9]

Affiliated Organizations

The NAFC’s board of directors is comprised of representatives of its member organizations including LIUNA. LIUNA has provided extensive campaign support and lobbying efforts on issues such as Obamacare, immigration, and infrastructure spending. [10] [11]

Another major member of the NAFC is North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the trade name of the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), a division of the AFL-CIO responsible for managing the interaction of AFL-CIO-affiliated building trades unions, settling organizing disputes between unions, and representing construction unions as a bloc for advocacy and employer-relations purposes. [12] [13]

Other board members represent associations of union-rate contractors. [14] [15]

People

Geoffrey Griffith, the administrator of the NAFC, also worked for LIUNA as an audit clerk from 2001 until 2005, administrative assistant in 2006, and an assistant to the general president’s office from 2007 until 2012. [16]

Member of the NAFC board of directors Branden Lopez is the executive director of the labor organization Center for Contract Compliance. He also sits on the Fraud Assessment Commission for the California state government. [17]

References

  1. “About Us.” National Alliance for Fair Contracting. Accessed August 8, 2022. https://faircontracting.org/about-us/ ^
  2. “About Us.” National Alliance for Fair Contracting. Accessed August 8, 2022. https://faircontracting.org/about-us/. ^
  3.  “About Us.” National Alliance for Fair Contracting. Accessed August 8, 2022. https://faircontracting.org/about-us/. ^
  4. “Conference – 2022.” National Alliance for Fair Contracting. Accessed August 8, 2022. https://faircontracting.org/conference/#1657908639522-014fd77b-9b15. ^
  5. Schwencke, Ken. “National Alliance For Fair Contracting Inc – Nonprofit Explorer.” ProPublica. Accessed August 8, 2022. projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/371380206. ^
  6. Schwencke, Ken. “National Alliance For Fair Contracting Inc – Nonprofit Explorer.” ProPublica. Accessed August 8, 2022. projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/371380206. ^
  7. “Annual Report 2000 – Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.” Google Books. Accessed August 8, 2022. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=rcRYAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=%22National+Alliance+for+Fair+Contracting%22+grant&source=bl&ots=pzjEc6o40z&sig=ACfU3U0lkAVyC3lDVs8kOsafJ6nrof0vjg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiEnfL89bf5AhWMi1wKHellATsQ6AF6BAgcEAM#v=onepage&q=%22National%20Alliance%20for%20Fair%20Contracting%22%20grant&f=false. ^
  8. “Grants – AFL-CIO Bldg/Construction Trades Dept – 2012.” Open Secrets. Accessed August 8, 2022. https://www.opensecrets.org/outside-spending/political-nonprofits/grants?cycle=2012&id=530025755. ^
  9. Union Facts. Accessed August 8, 2022. www.unionfacts.com/payeeDetail/Laborers/2636477. ^
  10. “Issues.” Laborers’ International Union of North America. Accessed August 8, 2022. www.liuna.org/issues. ^
  11. “About Us.” National Alliance for Fair Contracting. Accessed August 8, 2022. https://faircontracting.org/about-us/. ^
  12. “About Us.” National Alliance for Fair Contracting. Accessed August 8, 2022. https://faircontracting.org/about-us/. ^
  13. “Our Unions and Allies.” AFL-CIO. Accessed August 8, 2022. https://aflcio.org/about-us/our-unions-and-allies. ^
  14. “Issues.” Laborers’ International Union of North America. Accessed August 8, 2022. www.liuna.org/issues. ^
  15. “About Us.” National Alliance for Fair Contracting. Accessed August 8, 2022. https://faircontracting.org/about-us/. ^
  16.  “Geoff Griffith.” LinkedIn. Accessed August 8, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoff-griffith-51689695/ ^
  17.  [1] “Fraud Assessment Commission.” Accessed August 8, 2022. www.insurance.ca.gov/0300-fraud/0100-fraud-division-overview/20-fac/. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: December 1, 2001

  • 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
    2020 Dec Form 990 $578,737 $436,816 $595,090 $0 N $0 $577,385 $0 $0
    2019 Dec Form 990 $742,252 $526,391 $453,169 $0 N $0 $740,252 $0 $0 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $541,253 $500,488 $237,308 $0 N $0 $538,575 $0 $0 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $466,411 $428,420 $196,543 $0 N $0 $420,725 $0 $0 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $561,848 $473,124 $163,699 $5,147 N $0 $561,848 $0 $0
    2015 Dec Form 990 $280,450 $397,037 $69,828 $0 N $0 $279,613 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $486,001 $411,234 $186,414 $0 N $0 $485,037 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $270,219 $404,897 $114,211 $2,564 N $0 $263,441 $0 $27,216 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $439,209 $345,860 $246,324 $0 N $0 $438,878 $0 $66,500 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $382,830 $339,528 $152,974 $0 N $0 $382,830 $0 $105,319 PDF

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