Intercepts

A listening post monitoring public education and teachers’ unions.

North Dakota United’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 21•15

The North Dakota Education Association merged with the AFT-affiliated North Dakota Public Employees Association to form North Dakota United in September 2013. Next year’s disclosure reports will include NDPEA’s revenues and expenditures and approximately 2,000 additional members.

Total membership – 8,976, up 108

Total revenue – $2.9 million (79% came from member dues), up $140,000

Budget surplus – $140,000

Net assets – $1.5 million

Total staff – 21

Staff salaries and benefits – $1.8 million

Highest paid employee – Gregory Burns, executive director, $138,128 base salary

Highest paid contractor – None received more than $100,000

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Free Lunch, Free Margaritas and Free Rein

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 20•15

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North Carolina Association of Educators’ Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 20•15

The North Carolina Association of Educators lost more than 12 percent of its membership in a single year, becoming another NEA dependency.

Total membership – 43,175, down 5,967

Total revenue – $8.3 million (83% came from member dues), down $1.5 million

Budget deficit – $350,000

Net assets – $4.5 million

Total staff – 85

Staff salaries and benefits – $5.9 million

Highest paid employee – Joyce Jarrett, associate executive director, $142,106 base salary

Highest paid contractor – None received more than $100,000

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New York State United Teachers’ Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 19•15

New York State United Teachers appears to be too big to fail. Though it raised an additional $1.6 million in revenue, it spent an additional $14 million in staff compensation. The union spent more than 125 percent of its income, contributing to a negative worth of more than $233 million. NYSUT holds more than $305 million in pension and post-retirement health care liabilities for its staff and former employees.

Total membership – 385,566, down 3,781

Total revenue – $133.7 million (88% came from member dues), up $1.6 million

Budget deficit – $34.3 million

Net assets – negative $233.6 million

Total staff – 575

Staff salaries and benefits – $118.6 million

Highest paid employee – Richard Iannuzzi, president, $253,353 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Buchbinder, Tunick & Company, $244,536

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NEA New Mexico’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 16•15

NEA New Mexico is another state affiliate that survives as constituted primarily through heavy subsidies from NEA national.

Total membership – 8,614, down 420

Total revenue – $2.8 million (70% came from member dues), down $130,000

Budget deficit – $92,000

Net assets – $4.1 million

Total staff – 21

Staff salaries and benefits – $2 million

Highest paid employee – Charles Bowyer, executive director, $120,108 base salary

Highest paid contractor – None received more than $100,000

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New Jersey Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 15•15

Having Chris Christie as governor doesn’t seem to have affected the New Jersey Education Association’s revenues, but it certainly affected its political spending. The union sent $1 million to its candidate PAC, $5.5 million to Garden State Forward and $3 million to One New Jersey (both SuperPACs).

NJEA also spread cash to outside advocacy groups both large and small. It contributed $550,000 to the Education Law Center and $5,000 to FairTest.

NJEA executive officers do particularly well salary-wise, plus each receives an annual $1,000 in clothing allowance.

Total membership – 200,314, up 5,356

Total revenue – $126.5 million (90% came from member dues), up $2.7 million

Budget surplus – $3.2 million

Net assets – $12 million

Total staff – 1,054

Staff salaries and benefits – $63.9 million

Highest paid employee – Vincent Giordano, executive director, $521,871 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum & Friedman, $1,655,198

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NEA New Hampshire’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 14•15

Here are the figures for NEA New Hampshire.

Total membership – 16,655, down 246

Total revenue – $6.4 million (86% came from member dues), down $130,000

Budget surplus – $610,000

Net assets – $5.1 million

Total staff – 42

Staff salaries and benefits – $4.6 million

Highest paid employee – James Allmendinger, staff attorney, $136,263 base salary

Highest paid contractor – None received more than $100,000

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