Michigan Education Association’s Finances

The Michigan Education Association was a financial mess long before the state enacted a right-to-work law in 2013. The union saw a 13 percent drop in revenue in 2014, with more than $77 million in staff pension liabilities and a net worth of negative $136 million. In the accounting world they call that “bad.”

Total membership – 143,150, down 4,822 members

Total revenue – $68.7 million (82.3% came from member dues), down $10.3 million

Surplus – $188,000

Net assets – negative $136.2 million

Total staff – 908

Staff salaries and benefits – $48.2 million

Highest paid employee – Arthur Przybylowicz, general counsel – $230,413 base salary

Highest paid contractor – White, Schneider, Young & Chiodini – $2,023,478

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