Dennis Van Roekel was paid $389,620 in fiscal year 2012 as president of the National Education Association (NEA), America’s largest labor union. Van Roekel was one of 14 NEA bosses paid more than $250,000 with dues taken from teachers in Ohio and other forced-unionism states as a condition of employment.Fourteen officers make over a quarter of a million dollars a year. One-percenters.
Based on union filings with the U.S. Department of Labor, 436 NEA employees were paid over $100,000 from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012. Full-time teachers across Ohio were forced to pay NEA $178 – in addition to $425 in Ohio Education Association (OEA) dues – during the 2011-2012 school year.
As current union contracts expire, Michigan’s new workplace freedom law will make Michigan the 24th state to protect the right of educators to choose whether they contribute to the following NEA paychecks...
Including the 14 NEA bosses listed above, 53 of the union’s staff and officers were paid in excess of $200,000 in the most recent fiscal year.
Sunday, January 06, 2013
They're Luckier In Ohio
I pay over $1000/year to teachers unions, and get about 1/3 of it back because I'm not a union member! Why do I have to pay anything at all? Because California is a so-called fair share state, not a "right to work" state. That 1/3 I get refunded each fall is my "agency fee rebate". All that coerced union money is being spent on some lavish paychecks: