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Washington Education Association’s Finances

The Washington Education Association has the most members it has ever had, cut its labor costs by more than $2.1 million to generate a budget surplus, and spent $1 million to pass a class size reduction initiative. So how can it be more than $21 million in the red? Simple. Its pension liabilities for its […]

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NEA Expects 1% Boost in Membership, Will Spend 2% More

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Exclusive: CTA Pledges $25 Million to Tax Initiative

This is all dues money from California Teachers Association members, so add to it contributions from the California Federation of Teachers, other labor organizations in the state, and the National Education Association, should CTA require additional millions from its parent affiliate. The union-sponsored initiative would extend the income tax provisions of Proposition 30 until the […]

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It Can Always Be Worse

Disagreeing with the teachers’ union can lead to all sorts of negative consequences, but nothing to the extent these Mexican teachers endured for following the law rather than the union’s wishes.

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Is Your School Board Signing Contracts Without Reading Them?

In April the Palatine Township Elementary District school board in Illinois approved an unprecedented 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the local teachers’ union. The union also approved the contract. But there were two more details about the negotiations that were also unusual, as reported by the Daily Herald: “District Superintendent Scott Thompson said specific dollar […]

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Virginia Education Association’s Finances

The Virginia Education Association has lost more than 18 percent of its membership since 2007-08, but was able to reduce staff costs by $1.2 million, resulting in a surplus. VEA does, however, hold $7.3 million in pension liabilities. Total membership – 50,501, down 2,243 members Total revenue – $12.8 million (84.1% came from member dues), down $320,000 […]

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What Has NEA Done Since Last Year? It Got Engaged!

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