DETROIT — UAW membership rose about 3 percent last year to just over 383,000, according to an annual financial report filed by the union.
“We’re just getting started,” said UAW President Shawn Fain referring to the membership increase.
The LM-2 report, filed with the Department of Labor late last week, compares union membership as of December 2022 to the same period a year earlier. The UAW reported membership of 372,254 at the end of 2021, a year when membership dropped 6 percent.
The union reported net assets of $1.04 billion after about $84 billion in liabilities at the end of the reporting period.
Former President Ray Curry, who recently lost a close election to Fain, received $267,126 in compensation last year. Former Secretary-Treasurer Frank Stuglin made the most among the union’s International Executive Board members with compensation of $311,390.
Fain, who was an administrative assistant in the Stellantis department before becoming president, received $160,130, the filing showed.
The union also paid law firm Jenner and Block roughly $5.5 million for services related to the court-appointed monitor, according to the filing.
The UAW spent about $3.1 million total on election-related services from two different entities: Election Systems and Software LLC and Merriman River Associates LLC. The total included about $600,000 on ballot mailing.
Additional expenses related to the runoff election held to resolve three races weren’t disclosed because it occurred after the end of 2022.