Teachers and other PSEA members fund a web of progressive organizations and causes through their membership dues. In addition, every PSEA member must pay NEA dues of $200/year for full time teachers, despite NEA’s overtly political expenditures.
- 50% of NEA’s member dues went towards political or related activities.
- Both PSEA and NEA use their own PACs to collect and spend political money.
2018 Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Decision
was a big win for nonmembers and relieved them from
the obligation to pay any fees to the union as a condition
of public employment. However, for teachers who remain
PSEA members, Janus changed NOTHING about how
union dues are spent, meaning they can still be used for
Since 2010, PSEA spent $37M of member dues on “political activities & lobbying.”
Nearly 69% of PSEA’s overall spending went towards running the union, including: salaries, union employee health and retirement benefits, general overhead, multiple union leadership conferences, and purchase of investments and fixed assets (ie. land, buildings, and cars).
THE RECEIPTS ADD UP
Data provided by U.S. Department of Labor (“LM-2” Financial Report, Nov. 2020)