Intercepts

A listening post monitoring public education and teachers’ unions.

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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The 2014 EIA Public Education Quotes of the Year

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 05•15

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Michigan Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 05•15

The Michigan Education Association was able to reduce its staff pension liability by $55 million, but it is still more than $100 million in the red. Spending reductions did not include perks for executive officers, who still receive first class or charter travel, companion travel, housing allowance, and health or social club dues, all paid by the union.

Total membership – 147,972, down 1,727

Total revenue – $78.9 million (83% came from member dues), up $5.8 million

Budget surplus – $84,000

Net assets – negative $113.4 million

Total staff – 908

Staff salaries and benefits – $52.1 million

Highest paid employee – Arthur Przybylowicz, general counsel, $228,391 base salary

Highest paid contractor – White, Schneider, Young, & Chiodini, $2,006,429

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Massachusetts Teachers Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 02•15

The Massachusetts Teachers Association had the second-highest membership increase among all NEA affiliates.

Total membership – 111,562, up 977

Total revenue – $45.8 million (89% came from member dues), up $260,000

Budget surplus – $1.9 million

Net assets – $6.1 million

Total staff – 311

Staff salaries and benefits – $29.1 million

Highest paid employee – Ann Clarke, executive director, $218,694 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Shaevel & Krems, $1,611,473

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Happy 2015!

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 01•15

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Maryland State Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Dec• 31•14

Here are the figures for the Maryland State Education Association.

Total membership – 68,141, down 65

Total revenue – $19.8 million (88% came from member dues), up $460,000

Budget surplus – $460,000

Net assets – $8 million

Total staff – 103

Staff salaries and benefits – $14.6 million

Highest paid employee – David Helfman, executive director, $199,551 base salary

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

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Maine Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Dec• 30•14

The Maine Education Association received $1.3 million in “member benefit fees,” presumably from the MEA Benefits Trust.

Total membership – 24,040, down 376

Total revenue – $8.2 million (71% came from member dues), up $23,000

Budget surplus – $68,000

Net assets – $2.7 million

Total staff – 79

Staff salaries and benefits – $5.9 million

Highest paid employee – Brian Kilroy, research director, $194,609 base salary

Highest paid contractor – David Simonds, $151,404

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