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A listening post monitoring public education and teachers’ unions.

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Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 16•15

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Federal Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 13•15

The Federal Education Association is an NEA affiliate representing employees in U.S. Department of Defense schools both here and abroad.

Total membership – 6,354, down 90

Total revenue – $2.7 million (89% came from member dues), down $58,000

Budget surplus – $142,000

Net assets – $1.8 million

Total staff – 8

Staff salaries and benefits – $1.2 million

Highest paid employee – Michael Priser, president, $91,959 base salary

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

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New Simple Majority Election Ordered in Las Vegas

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 12•15

The Nevada Employee Management Relations Board called for a new election in Las Vegas to represent education support employees and this time a simple majority of those voting will decide the question.

Teamsters Local 14 won 71 percent of the vote in the most recent election, but were unable to unseat the NEA-affiliated Education Support Employees Association (ESEA) because the rules required a majority of the 11,258 members in the bargaining unit. Only 5,190 workers voted in total.

The new election won’t be scheduled until the fall, giving ESEA plenty of time to mount legal challenges, since its odds of winning a simple majority are slim.

If the Teamsters are able to win, the loss of the ESEA local would reduce membership in the Nevada State Education Association by approximately 25 percent.

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Wyoming Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 12•15

Here are the figures for the Wyoming Education Association.

Total membership – 6,318, down 89

Total revenue – $3 million (89% came from member dues), down $240,000

Budget deficit – $240,000

Net assets – $2.2 million

Total staff – 18

Staff salaries and benefits – $1.9 million

Highest paid employee – Ron Sniffin, executive director, $131,969 base salary

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

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Wisconsin Education Association Council’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 11•15

The Wisconsin Education Association Council’s membership numbers after Act 10 speak for themselves, however, the union was able to stay in front of the financial consequences with immediate and deep layoffs.

Total membership – 65,743, down 16,084

Total revenue – $18.8 million (90% came from member dues), down $2.8 million

Budget surplus – $2.5 million

Net assets – $11.5 million

Total staff – 186

Staff salaries and benefits – $10.4 million

Highest paid employee – Dan Burkhalter, executive director, $179,249 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Godfrey & Kahn, $189,625

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West Virginia Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 10•15

The West Virginia Education Association has lost 26 percent of its membership since 2000.

Total membership – 11,066, down 481

Total revenue – $3.2 million (82% came from member dues), down $55,000

Budget surplus – $212,000

Net assets – negative $930,000

Total staff – 25

Staff salaries and benefits – $2.1 million

Highest paid employee – Dale Lee, president, $83,178 base salary

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

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NEA’s Troubles Won’t Be Reversed by Cognitive Linguistic Analysis

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 09•15

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