Intercepts

A listening post monitoring public education and teachers’ unions.

Nevada State Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 13•15

After years of reaping the benefits of a teacher hiring boom in the state, the Nevada State Education Association’s membership numbers are now in decline. More than 11 percent of its revenue went to a single law firm.

Total membership – 24,542, down 780

Total revenue – $8.1 million (85% came from member dues), down $630,000

Budget deficit – $410,000

Net assets – $2.6 million

Total staff – 24

Staff salaries and benefits – $3.7 million

Highest paid employee – Gary Peck, executive director, $151,597 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Dyer, Lawrence, Penrose, Flaherty, Donaldson & Prunty, $937,272

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There’s Nothing More Permanent Than a Temporary Increase

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 12•15

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Nebraska State Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 12•15

The Nebraska State Education Association received $460,000 from NEA’s “special projects” fund.

Total membership – 27,938, up 4

Total revenue – $9.7 million (79% came from member dues), up $550,000

Budget surplus – $610,000

Net assets – $5.2 million

Total staff – 48

Staff salaries and benefits – $5.9 million

Highest paid employee – Craig R. Christiansen, executive director, $138,930 base salary

Highest paid contractor – McGuire and Norby, $795,899

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(Montana) MEA-MFT’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 09•15

Here are the figures for MEA-MFT, the state affiliate of both NEA and AFT in Montana.

Total membership – 17,822, down 78

Total revenue – $6.2 million (82% came from member dues), down $60,000

Budget deficit – $20,000

Net assets – $2.1 million

Total staff – 44

Staff salaries and benefits – $4.4 million

Highest paid employee – Steve Henry, field consultant, $141,590 base salary

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

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Missouri NEA’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 08•15

The Missouri NEA president and vice president both have discretionary spending accounts.

Total membership – 33,404, down 740

Total revenue – $9.1 million (85% came from member dues), down $270,000

Budget surplus – $520,000

Net assets – $5.6 million

Total staff – 62

Staff salaries and benefits – $6.2 million

Highest paid employee – Ben Simmons, executive director, $184,841 base salary

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

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Mississippi Association of Educators’ Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 07•15

The amount of money the Mississippi Association of Educators collects in member dues does not begin to cover what it spends in staff compensation alone. Only subsidies from NEA national keep the affiliate afloat. In fact, if Randi Weingarten wanted to, she could purchase MAE with less than two years’ worth of her own salary.

Total membership – 7,282, up 34

Total revenue – $2.1 million (59% came from member dues), down $58,000

Budget deficit – $100,000

Net assets – $600,000

Total staff – 12

Staff salaries and benefits – $1.3 million

Highest paid employee – Frank Yates, executive director, $130,786 base salary

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

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Education Minnesota’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 06•15

At least one officer of Education Minnesota has a discretionary spending account as part of his/her compensation.

Total membership – 88,121, up 309

Total revenue – $30.5 million (89% came from member dues), up $580,000

Budget surplus – $1.6 million

Net assets – $25.9 million

Total staff – 181

Staff salaries and benefits – $19.5 million

Highest paid employee – Karl Aaro, executive director, $167,962 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Westmoreland Flint, $1,820,645

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