Intercepts

A listening post monitoring public education and teachers’ unions.

Illinois Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Dec• 19•14

The Illinois Education Association’s fluctuating numbers for the past few years were caused by an extraordinarily large expenditure on staff compensation in 2011-12. The union contributed $26.3 million to employee pensions that year, but received $6.9 million in return the following year. That $33 million swing helps explain the huge budget surplus and the improvement to IEA’s net assets, albeit still in the red.

Total membership – 138,406, down 295

Total revenue – $51.2 million (89% came from member dues), up $910,000

Budget surplus – $15.5 million

Net assets – negative $2.2 million

Total staff – 354

Staff salaries and benefits – $21.7 million

Highest paid employee – Audrey Soglin, executive director, $201,717 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, $303,375

Share

Idaho Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Dec• 18•14

The Idaho Education Association’s position is even worse than it looks here because it received almost $2.8 million from NEA national to defeat the Luna Laws.

Total membership – 10,597, down 689

Total revenue – $6.2 million (54% came from member dues), up $350,000

Budget deficit – $910,000

Net assets – $3.6 million

Total staff – 38

Staff salaries and benefits – $3.1 million

Highest paid employee – Penni Cyr, president, $108,734 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Southpaw Associates LLC, $124,667

Share

Hawaii State Teachers Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Dec• 17•14

Here are the figures for the Hawaii State Teachers Association.

Total membership – 18,249, up 194

Total revenue – $7.7 million (88% came from member dues), up $4,000

Budget surplus – $220,000

Net assets – $8.4 million

Total staff – 47

Staff salaries and benefits – $4.3 million

Highest paid employee – Wil Okabe, president, $203,724 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Takahashi & Covert, $263,465

Share

Georgia Association of Educators’ Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Dec• 16•14

The Georgia Association of Educators received $1.4 million in aid from NEA but it didn’t stop the bleeding.

Total membership – 33,378, down 3,843

Total revenue – $8.1 million (80% came from member dues), down $810,000

Budget surplus – $30,000

Net assets – negative $1.8 million

Total staff – 59

Staff salaries and benefits – $4.9 million

Highest paid employee – Chris Turner, executive director, $156,451 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Law Office of B.A. Thomas – $242,861

Share

Greenhouse, Green Mountains, and Greenmail

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Dec• 15•14

Click here to read.

Share

Florida Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Dec• 15•14

The Florida Education Association’s compensation expenditures rose by $300,000 even as revenues were falling.

Total membership – 127,553, down 4,545

Total revenue – $29.3 million (83% came from member dues), down $740,000

Budget surplus – $540,000

Net assets – $6.4 million

Total staff – 74

Staff salaries and benefits – $13.1 million

Highest paid employee – Andrew Ford, president, $284,793 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Meyer, Brooks, Demma and Blohm – $716,398

Share

Delaware State Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Dec• 12•14

The Delaware State Education Association is another East Coast union with a relatively stable situation.

Total membership – 12,709, up 67

Total revenue – $5 million (85% came from member dues), down $100,000

Budget surplus – $460,000

Net assets – $4.6 million

Total staff – 32

Staff salaries and benefits – $3 million

Highest paid employee – Howard Weinberg, former executive director, $153,098 base salary

Highest paid contractor – No one received more than $100,000

Share