It was only $395.60, but still more than enough to join the Association of American Educators.
Now I'll have better liability insurance than CTA members :-)
Here are the amounts that a biased arbiter accepted as not related to collective bargaining:
CTA and local--38.7%
Remember, the CTA paid the arbiter here, so the arbiter has a vested interest in favoring the CTA. Still, these amounts listed above could not be justified even under such an unbalanced agreement.
I ask you teachers union members this: if the union is so necessary and valuable, why are they spending somewhere between a third and a half of your money on expenditures entirely unrelated to collective bargaining?