Electricians Union Spent $32,585 on Massages, $7,033 at Coach, and $81,063 at Clementon Park

And other expenses from their annual report.

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Each year, labor unions of a certain size are required to file annual reports with the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. The most recent report filed by IBEW Local 98, aka the powerful electricians union headed by Johnny Doc, covers 2012, and reports numbers like assets (Local 98 has over $22 million in net assets), salaries and other disbursements to officers and employees (Johnny Doc received $210,035, while at least 15 other officers received over $100,000), and other monies spent.

Below, a list of 50 select expenses and contributions from the latest annual report.

Payee: 9.14 Pictures
Type: Production Company
Amount: $46,600
Purpose: Media production services.

Payee: ARAMARK-Citizens Bank Park
Type: Food Service and Apparel Provider
Amount: $54,817
Purpose: None listed.

Payee: ARAMARK-Lincoln Financial Field
Type: Food Service and Apparel Provider
Amount: $36,229
Purpose: None listed.

Payee: ARAMARK-Wells Fargo Center
Type: Food Service and Apparel Provider
Amount: $58,278
Purpose: None listed.

Payee: Ballard Spahr
Type: Law Firm
Amount: $27,228
Purpose: Legal Services.

Payee: Barnes & Noble
Type: Book Retailer
Amount: $28,998
Purpose: Items to promote the goodwill of the union.

Payee: Bellagio – Las Vegas
Type: Hotel & Casino
Amount: $7,444
Purpose: None listed.

Payee: Black Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity
Type: Organization of Ministers
Amount: $20,000
Purpose: Donation to promote goodwill of the union.

Payee: Bochetto & Lentz
Type: Law Firm
Amount: $24,788
Purpose: Legal services.

Payee: Canal’s Liquor Mart
Type: Beer, Wine & Liquor Distributor
Amount: $6,516
Purpose: None listed.

Payee: Cashman & Associates
Type: Public Relations Consultant
Amount: $10,779
Purpose: None listed.

Payee: Cescaphe
Type: Banquet Hall
Amount: $51,870
Purpose: Food and beverage, various local 98 events, Mural Arts program event dinner.

Payee: Charlie Gracie
Type: Musician
Amount: $10,000
Purpose: Provided musical entertainment for workers rally.

Payee: Clementon Park
Type: Amusement Park
Amount: $81,063
Purpose: Annual Local 98 member and family picnic.

Payee: Coach, Inc.
Type: Leather Goods Retailer
Amount: $7,033
Purpose: None listed.

Payee: ComcastTix.com
Type: Online Ticket Seller
Amount: $32,727
Purpose: Tickets to promote job creation.

Payee: Doc’s Union Pub
Type: Restaurant/Bar
Amount: $30,200
Purpose: Gary Papa Father’s Day Prostrate Run Brunch, food for Local 98 event.

Payee: Dougherty Electric
Type: Union Electrical Contractor
Amount: $100,000
Purpose: Subsidy to contractor to create jobs.

Payee: Eagles Stadium Operator
Type: NFL Team Stadium Operator
Amount: $127,978
Purpose: Tickets to promote job creation, reimbursed by LMCC.

Payee: Finnigan’s Wake
Type: Restaurant/Bar
Amount: $38,856
Purpose: St. Patrick’s Day party, educational and athletic fundraiser, Toys for Tots fundraiser.

Payee: Frankford Umbrellas
Type: Umbrella Manufacturer
Amount: $6,882
Purpose: Umbrellas for workers rally event.

Payee: Gray & Oscar LLC
Type: Public & Governmental Affairs Consultant
Amount: $60,000
Purpose: Consulting services on governmental affairs, consulting services on political activity.

Payee: Heidi Winkel
Type: Massage Therapist
Amount: $32,585
Purpose: Massage therapy services at union events.

Payee: Hyatt Regency-Philadelphia
Type: Hotel
Amount: $53,620
Purpose: IBEW apprentice training dinner, IBEW 3rd district youth caucus.

Payee: IBEW PAC Educational Fund
Type: Political Action Committee
Amount: $100,000
Purpose: Contribution.

Payee: Jennings Sigmond
Type: Law Firm
Amount: $203,902
Purpose: Legal services.

Payee: Keel Communications & Government Relations
Type: Marketing Communications Firm
Amount: $101,000
Purpose: Public relations services.

Payee: Kimberly Hotel – New York
Type: Hotel
Amount: $10,546
Purpose: Lodging for the PA Society event.

Payee: KYW Newsradio 1060
Type: AM Radio Station
Amount: $10,000
Purpose: Workers rally radio advertisement.

Payee: Lore’s Chocolates
Type: Gourmet Chocolate Retailer
Amount: $22,448
Purpose: Christmas holiday chocolates.

Payee: Luxury Suite Alternative, LLC
Type: Suites and Ticket Seller
Amount: $128,220
Purpose: Tickets to promote job creation.

Payee: Matrix Promotions, LLC
Type: Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Show
Amount: $15,000
Purpose: Show sponsorship.

Payee: New Balance Athletic Shoe
Type: Footwear Manufacturer
Amount: $7,046
Purpose: Sneakers for workers rally workers.

Payee: North Bowl
Type: Bowling Alley
Amount: $33,894
Purpose: Holiday bowling party.

Payee: Philadelphia Eagles
Type: Professional American Football Team
Amount: $40,018
Purpose: Tickets to promote job creation.

Payee: Philadelphia Phillies
Type: Professional American Baseball Team
Amount: $47,520
Purpose: Tickets to promote job creation.

Payee: Phillies Funding LP
Type: Suites and Tickets Seller
Amount: $81,360
Purpose: Tickets to promote job creation.

Payee: ShopRite
Type: Supermarket
Amount: $56,212
Purpose: Turkeys for Toys & Turkeys campaign, holiday food baskets for Toys & Turkeys campaign.

Payee: Smith & Wollenskey
Type: Restaurant
Amount: $7,267
Purpose: None listed.

Payee: Spasso Italian Grill
Type: Restaurant
Amount: $14,984
Purpose: Business meetings to promote job creation.

Payee: Sprague & Sprague
Type: Law Firm
Amount: $142,533
Purpose: Legal services.

Payee: StubHub
Type: Online Ticket Seller
Amount: $8,393
Purpose: None listed.

Payee: The Pennsylvania Society
Type: Membership Organization
Amount: $7,000
Purpose: Tickets to events to promote job creation.

Payee: Third Base Sports & Trophies
Type: Sporting Apparel Retailer
Amount: $104,480
Purpose: Apparel for members for St. Patrick’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day patches, items to promote the goodwill of the union, apparel for All Star Labor Classic.

Payee: Ticketmaster
Type: Ticket Sales and Distribution Company
Amount: $12,068
Purpose: None listed.

Payee: W Hotel – New York
Type: Hotel
Amount: $36,151
Purpose: Lodging for PA Society event.

Payee: Waldorf Astoria – New York
Type: Hotel
Amount: $154,315
Purpose: PA Society event ballroom rental.

Payee: Wells Fargo Center
Type: Professional Sporting Arena
Amount: $229,890
Purpose: Tickets to promote job creation.

Payee: WHYY
Type: Public Television Provider
Amount: $27,500
Purpose: Charitable sponsorship.

Payee: William Penn Ticket Agency
Type: Private Ticket Agency
Amount: $7,805
Purpose: Tickets to promote job creation.

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