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Getting Grisly in Memphis

The Memphis-Shelby County Education Association voted to disaffiliate from the Tennessee Education Association and NEA last December. Here’s MSCEA executive director Keith Williams to explain why. The loss of Memphis was a big blow to TEA, but its difficulties extend elsewhere into the state. The union fell to 31,000 active members in 2014-15, and is […]

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Federal Education Association’s Finances

The Federal Education Association is an NEA affiliate representing employees in U.S. Department of Defense schools both here and abroad. Total membership – 6,174, down 180 members Total revenue – $2.6 million (89.7% came from member dues), down $34,000 Surplus – $130,000 Net assets – $1.9 million Total staff – 8 Staff salaries and benefits – […]

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Hillary Scheduled to Address NEA Delegates on July 4

That’s the opening day of the NEA Representative Assembly, which means security hassles and delays – and less opportunity for Sanders supporters to organize any demonstration of their sentiments. NEA has already rescheduled the start of the convention for 10 am – thirty minutes earlier than usual – in an attempt to head off TSA-like bottlenecks. These […]

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Michigan NEA & AFT Talk Merger

The Michigan Education Association and AFT Michigan have been discussing a possible merger for more than a year, reports Crain’s Detroit Business. “AFT Michigan and the Michigan Education Association are working more closely together now than at any time in our history to mutually address the challenges facing our members,” MEA President Steven Cook and […]

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Official NEA State Affiliate Membership Numbers for 2015

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School Support Workers Bounce SEIU, Join Independent Local

A group of about 500 education support employees in the Poway Unified School District in southern California ended their 28-year relationship with SEIU and voted to join the independent Poway School Employees Association, which already represents 1,500 other classified employees in the district. PSEA captured about 96 percent of the votes cast. Supporters of the decertification […]

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Wyoming Education Association’s Finances

Like most of NEA’s small state affiliates the Wyoming Education Association relies heavily on national subsidies to maintain its current level of operations. However, its membership numbers have been relatively stable and it doesn’t share the budgetary troubles of many other affiliates of its size. Total membership – 6,188, down 130 members Total revenue – […]

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