Intercepts

A listening post monitoring public education and teachers’ unions.

Washington Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 09•15

The Washington Education Association increased revenue by a half-million dollars, cut employee compensation spending by $2 million, and still ran a $1.6 million deficit.

Total membership – 84,444, up 451

Total revenue – $34.2 million (86% came from member dues), up $488,000

Budget deficit – $1.6 million

Net assets – negative $15.4 million

Total staff – 177

Staff salaries and benefits – $17.2 million

Highest paid employee – John Okamoto, executive director, $250,595 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Pacific Public Affairs Media, $261,934

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Virginia Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 06•15

Though membership and revenue dropped significantly, the Virginia Education Association was able to run a surplus by cutting expenses across the board.

Total membership – 52,744, down 2,436

Total revenue – $13.1 million (85% came from member dues), down $690,000

Budget surplus – $1.1 million

Net assets – $1.7 million

Total staff – 125

Staff salaries and benefits – $9.1 million

Highest paid employee – Philip Forgit, executive director, $120,000 base salary

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

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Vermont NEA’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 05•15

Vermont NEA collected $3.5 million in state dues and spent $3.7 million on staff compensation.

Total membership – 11,846, down 100

Total revenue – $4.7 million (74% came from member dues), down $85,000

Budget deficit – $47,000

Net assets – $1.5 million

Total staff – 23

Staff salaries and benefits – $3.7 million

Highest paid employee – Joel Cook, executive director, $154,886 base salary

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

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Utah Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 04•15

The Utah Education Association and the Utah School Employees Association are both affiliated with NEA, but not with each other. Here are their separate figures.

Total membership – UEA: 17,909, down 747; USEA: 4,805, down 281

Total revenue – UEA: $3.25 million (78% came from member dues) down $400,000; USEA: $1.66 million (73% came from member dues), down $50,000

Budget deficit – UEA: $160,000; USEA: $117,000

Net assets – UEA: $4.6 million; USEA: $922,000

Total staff – UEA: 24; USEA: 9

Staff salaries and benefits – UEA: $2.4 million; USEA: $851,000

Highest paid employee – UEA: Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, president, $139,643 reportable salary; USEA: None received more than $100,000

Highest paid contractor – UEA & USEA: None received more than $100,000

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Texas State Teachers Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 03•15

Three million dollars from NEA national headquarters props up the Texas State Teachers Association in a state where multiple teachers’ unions and associations compete for members.

Total membership – 47,767, down 282

Total revenue – $12.5 million (72% came from member dues), up $570,000

Budget deficit – $38,000

Net assets – negative $6.1 million

Total staff – 81

Staff salaries and benefits – $8.5 million

Highest paid employee – Richard Kouri, executive director, $152,637 base salary

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

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Shrinking Union Teachers, Annoying Orange and Dead Blogs

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 02•15

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Tennessee Education Association’s Finances

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 02•15

The Tennessee Education Association lost a lot of members, but mitigated the loss with a 17.5 percent cut in labor costs.

Total membership – 49,742, down 3,722

Total revenue – $10.6 million (88% came from member dues), down $643,000

Budget surplus – $1.6 million

Net assets – $13.8 million

Total staff – 82

Staff salaries and benefits – $6.4 million

Highest paid employee – Al Mance, executive director, $150,730 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Kay, Griffin, Enkema & Colbert – $584,305

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