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Salaries and disbursements are among the dozens of items contained in reports the two national teachers' unions submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor.

AFT NEA
Total employees (excluding officers) 308 656
Average salary of employees $91,000 $96,995
Portion of employees with salaries above $100,000 33% 43%
MEMBERSHIP 828,512* 2,731,419
TYPES OF DISBURSEMENTS (million $)
Contributions, gifts, and grants 1.7 65.5
Collective bargaining, contract administration, organizing 53.7 47.0
Political activities and lobbying 15.8 25.0
Union administration 29.7 56.8
General overhead 64.0 64.0
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $195.0 million $314.5 million
*Excludes retirees and members of merged locals.
AFT NEA
TOP EARNERS (base salary $)
Edward McElroy, president 281,256 Reg Weaver, president 272,170
Nathaniel LaCour, secretary-treasurer 229,949 John Wilson, executive director 258,720
Ronald Krouse, chief of staff 190,201 Dennis Van Roekel, vice president 226,077
Philip Kugler, assistant to president for organization 190,201 Lily Eskelsen, secretary-treasurer 223,104
Antonia Cortese, executive vice president 180,072 Wayne Diviney, chief financial officer 199,362
Hartina Flournoy, assistant to president, public policy 160,213 Michael McPherson, chief financial officer 197,590
Michael Benner, general manager, financial operations 160,213 Kevin Howell, chief information officer 197,349
Gregory Humphrey, executive assistant to secretary treasurer 160,213 Cynthia Swann, project director 184,714
Eugenia Kemble, assistant to the president 140,984 Deborah McCoy, administrative manager 176,975
Charles Stunson, deputy director, IT 140,984 John Stocks, deputy executive director 169,924
Jewell Gould, deputy director 140,984
Bella Rosenberg, assistant to the president 140,984
David Strom, general counsel 140,984
Sandra Wiesmann, assistant to the president 140,984

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor

Vol. 25, Issue 18, Page 7

Published in Print: January 9, 2006, as Follow the Money
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