Where Your Forced Dues Go
Many teacher union members as well as forced dues payers, who have no idea where their dues go, may be surprised to find that teacher union officials make grandiose salaries. For teacher union officials the policy is Pay Up or Be Fired. Teachers have no say in how much they are charged for dues, or even whether they can refrain from paying in Ohio. Jason Hart has the story on watchdog.org.
Ohio Education Association president Becky Higgins was paid $209,039 to preside over a union that took member dues and mandatory fees from 121,625 teachers during the fiscal year ending Aug. 31.
Regular OEA dues for full-time teachers are $504 — $42 a month — in addition to local OEA chapter dues and $183 in National Education Association dues sent to NEA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.