Labor Union

National Education Association (NEA)

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Website:

www.nea.org/

Location:

ALEXANDRIA, VA

Tax ID:

53-0115260

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(5)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $370,574,746
Expenses: $343,367,012
Assets: $352,430,175

Formation:

1857

Founder:

Zalmon Richards

President:

Lily Eskelsen Garcia

Membership (2016):

Members: 2,942,927

Agency Fee Payers: 87,134

Associated Organizations:

NEA Advocacy Fund (PAC)

NEA Foundation (Nonprofit)

The National Education Association (NEA) is America’s largest labor union representing nearly three million employees, principally teachers. With affiliates in every state across 14,000 communities [1], NEA represents teachers, education support professionals, retired teachers, education faculty and staff, substitute teachers, and administrators.[2] It exercises enormous political clout in everything from contract negotiations to issue advocacy and lobbying.[3] The stated mission of the union is “to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.” [4]

The NEA is a major political player, with its associated political action committees contributing nearly $120 million to federal candidates and committees—97% of which supported Democrats and liberals. [5] The NEA is also deeply entangled in state and local politics and is a major contributor to left-of-center nonprofit organizations.[6]

Organizational Overview

Creation

NEA was founded in 1857 as the National Teachers Association (NTA) when 43 educators met in Philadelphia in order to advocate for public education.[7] It changed its name to the National Education Association in 1870.[8] Zalmond Richards—founder of Union Academy in Washington, D.C. and a faculty member at Columbian College, now known as George Washington University—became NEA’s first president.[9] Since then, NEA has grown to represent close to 2.95 million as of 2015, a decline from the union’s peak membership in 2008-2010.[10]

Early Issue Advocacy

NEA has a long history of issue advocacy, beginning with support for the Morrill Act of 1862, which supported land-grant colleges and the creation of public state universities.[11] In 1867, NEA successfully lobbied Congress to create the first Department of Education,[12] which was almost solely devoted to collecting information to help states create public school systems.[13] In 1866, the NEA opened it’s membership to women.

NEA continued to gain political victories in the 20th century as it began to promote state pension plans in 1923. By 1950, every state had a pension plan.[14] By the mid 20th century, NEA was advocating for more controversial policies, such as advocating for the Bilingual Education Act, providing federal funding for the development and implementation of bilingual education programs, in 1968.[15]

Over the intervening century from founding to 1957, NEA grew from its original 43 to 700,000 members.[16] A mere two years after its Centennial, NEA won one of its largest victories: Wisconsin became the first state to allow collective bargaining for public-sector unions.[17] This controversial practice allows public-employee unions to negotiate with the very people they support for election to office, tilting the balance of power in negotiations greatly in the favor of unions.

Modern Advocacy

More recently, NEA was one of the primary advocates against the appointment of education reformer Betsy DeVos as President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education, urging senators to vote against the school choice advocate because she was “more than unqualified” and “an actual danger to students,” according to NEA president Lily Eskelen Garcia.[18]

NEA is located in Washington D.C., employing over 700 people in the nation’s capital alone.[19] The average employee at NEA is compensated nearly $100,000 per year, with top employees earning salaries of over $400,000.[20]

NEA also produces at least seven publications, including NEAToday.org, Higher Education Advocate, and the NEA Almanac of Higher Education.[21]

Political Activity

NEA gives generously to Democratic political campaigns as well as various left-of-center organizations. This trend to active engagement in politics increased rapidly after the 1960s as states began requiring school districts to collectively bargain with NEA and other unions. From 1980-1994 alone, NEA increased it’s donations to congressional candidates from $4,000 to $3.7 million.[22]

2016 General Election

During the 2016 election cycle, NEA gave over $2.6 million to members running for election in the Democratic and Republican parties, giving over 86% of that amount to Democrats. NEA gave $2.2 million to PACs.[23]  Top recipients of NEA money during the 2016 cycle were:[24]

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ($107,561)

Democratic presidential primary contender Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont ($20,085)

Democratic Senate candidate Chris Van Hollen of Maryland ($18,740)

Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland of Ohio ($16,715)

Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold of Wisconsin ($13,770)

Democratic House candidate Denise Juneau of Montana ($16,595)

Democratic House candidate Pramila Jayapal of Washington ($12,950)

Democratic House candidate Lon Johnson of Michigan ($11,800)

Democratic Senate candidate Kamala Haris of California ($11,475)

Democratic Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada ($11,428)

Democratic House candidate Emily Cain of Maine ($11,100)

NEA also sent tens of millions of dollars to political action committees, or PACs, including over $68 million to NEA’s PAC, $4.7 million to the NEA Advocacy Fund, and $2.1 million to the California Teachers Association.[25]

2012 General Election

In the 2012 election, NEA gave $61,577 to elect Barack Obama for president over his rival Mitt Romney. NEA also spent $19,000 on House candidate Kathleen Hochul (D-N.Y.), $17,080 on Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), and $16,000 on House candidate Derek Kilmer (D-Washington), among many others. [26] In recent years, NEA has also thrown its weight for and against multiple state ballot measures, most commonly to support increasing the minimum wage, to reject teacher performance evaluations, or to block repealing taxes. [27]

Other Political Spending

Through its grant program and in its political contributions, NEA gives money to various left-of-center organizations, including: [28]

UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza)

United Federation of Teachers

National Urban League

Congressional Black Caucus Institute

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Center for American Progress

Catalist

Progress Now

Media Matters for America

Democracy Alliance

Progressive, Inc.

Progressive States Network

350.org

NEA has also given to a few right-of-center organizations, including the Republican-aligned Ripon Society [29] and the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership. [30]

Teacher Strike Fund

At the National Education Association’s 2018 representative assembly, delegates voted to create a fund to support teacher strikes in response to six statewide teacher strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Colorado, Arizona, and North Carolina. This fund was established through individual donations from members of the NEA.[31]

Positions

NEA advocates for a wide array of left-of-center positions on education and other political issues.

School Vouchers and Charter Schools

NEA has been a long time and vocal opponent of school vouchers used to help low-income students afford schools outside of their traditional district school. NEA claims that vouchers “reject students based on economic status, academic achievement, disability, or even gender.”[32] NEA also claims that vouchers “divert essential resources from public schools to private and religious schools, while offering no real ‘choice’ for the overwhelming majority of students.”[33]

NEA has also taken a stand critical of charter schools, saying they have “weak regulation and lax oversight” which should be of “major concern to students, parents, taxpayer, and communities.”[34]

Other Issues

NEA has taken positions on issues both directly and indirectly related to education. It has supported public child nutrition programs,[35] offered qualified support for the Common Core State Standards,[36] and opposes voucher legislation.[37] However, NEA has also taken stances on issue with little to no relation to education. For example, NEA supports a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants,[38] supports  Obamacare,[39] opposed the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court,[40] and supports barring people on the secret federal “no fly” list from being able to purchase guns with legislation that lacked proper due process protections.[41]

Controversies

9/11 Terrorism

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, NEA issued guidelines on how teachers should discuss the attacks, urging teachers to show students how America had mistreated other people and nations, stressing the need for children to be tolerant of other cultures, and stating that teachers should not “suggest that any group [was] responsible” for 9/11. Instead, they urged teachers to have students “discuss historical instances of American intolerance.”[42] Public outcry over the guidelines ensued, with Jan La Rue of Concerned Women of America saying, “It’s got their political spin all over it. The sentiment is what is wrong with America.”[43]

ACORN Donations

Also see ACORN (Defunct Nonprofit)

NEA also donated heavily to the now-defunct progressive community organizing group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). From 2006-2008, NEA donated nearly $400,000 to a group that was accused of voter fraud, advising on how to dodge taxes, and more. NEA was later forced to retract support for ACORN, as then-president Dennis Van Roekel stated NEA was “stunned and appalled” by the “inexcusable actions.”[44]

Overt Democratic Party Activism

In a May 18 article in the Washington Post, American Political Science Association congressional fellow Chris Baylor stated that teachers unions such as the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) “don’t increase teacher salaries. . . . But teachers’ unions do accomplish something politically notable: They are a vital part of liberal coalitions and the Democratic Party.”

Baylor argued that “when public-sector [e.g. teachers] unions lose power, so do liberal and Democratic causes.” Teachers unions have played a dominant role in the Democratic Party and its allies since the 1970s. “From early on,” Baylor said, “the NEA aimed to lead the liberal coalition. . . . [S]ince 1990, the AFT has been one of the top 10 contributors to federal campaigns in five election cycles, and NEA has been one of the top five contributors in seven.” [45]

Financial Information

Revenues

NEA is predominantly funded by member dues and “agency fees” paid by teachers obligated to be represented by the union in non-right-to-work states. [46] At least in previous years, NEA has received in more in dues than the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).[47]

As of 2016, NEA reported total assets of over $363 million, income of roughly $388 million, and expenditures of $362 million. Nearly $363 million of the NEA’s income come from membership dues; the rest of the union’s income is from loan repayments, interest, dividends, rents, reinvestment, and more.[48]

State Affiliate Grants

NEA distributes gifts and grants each year predominantly to its statewide affiliates, such as the California Teachers Association, which has received the largest sum ($10,599,007).[49]

Affiliates

NEA Foundation

Also see NEA Foundation (Nonprofit)

The NEA Foundation is NEA’s affiliated 501(c)(3) charitable arm, which itself offers grants and awards funded from teacher dues, corporate sponsors, foundations, and other donors. The NEA Foundation was founded in 1969[50] and has given “more than $7.1 million to fund nearly 4,500 grants to public school educators.”[51] NEA President Lily Eskelen Garcia also sits on the board of directors of the NEA Foundation along with individuals from organizations as diverse as Howard University to the BET Networks to Amazon.[52]

The President and CEO of the NEA Foundation is Harriet Sanford, who has headed the organization since 2005.  She began her career as a public school teacher, eventually becoming a major fundraiser for nonprofits.[53]

The NEA Foundation has received over $75,000 from big-name donors like AT&T, Bank of America, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The NEA Foundation has also received tens of thousands of dollars from the BET Networks, Southwest Airlines, Prudential Insurance Company of America, and more.[54]

The NEA Foundation also awards grants of up to $5,000 to NEA members  to support professional development and academic achievement.[55] Other state teacher associations received over $2 million from NEA, including  those in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsyvlania, Washignton, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Alabama.[56]

NEA Advocacy Fund

Also see NEA Advocacy Fund (527 PAC)

The NEA Advocacy Fund is the National Education Association’s 527 political action committee. It was created in 2010, and has received millions of dollars in donations from the NEA, its primary funder. In the 2014 election cycle, the NEA Advocacy Fund received $21.8 million and gave $20.9 million, mostly to other political action committees and the national Democratic Party. In the 2016 election cycle, it raised $18.2 million and spent $18.7 million, mostly on donations to other political action committees and broadcast advertisement.[57]

People

President

Lily Eskelen Garcia is the president of NEA. A former lunch lady turned elementary school teacher from Utah, she was elected President of the Utah Education Association.[58] In 1998, she ran as a Democrat for Congress, losing with 45% of the vote to incumbent Rep. Merrill Cook (R) in the general election despite raising nearly $1 million to support her bid.[59]

She writes a blog called Lily’s Blackboard, an NEA-affiliated website, on the latest news in education.[60] She has recently written on making public school campuses “safe zones” for illegal immigrant students who would be at risk of deportation[61] and in favor of the federal government forcing local schools to open up restrooms to members of the opposite sex.[62] Garcia is paid a salary of $416,633.[63] Former President Dennis Van Roekel’s salary was higher in 2014 at $429,508, the final year of his tenure, though van Roekel’s previous salaries ranging from nearly $300,000 in 2010 to over $360,000 in 2011 were lower than Garcia’s.[64] Garcia’s salary was still less than Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss’s $429,851 for the same year.[65]

Vice President

Becky Pringle is the vice president of NEA and a former middle school teacher.[66] She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania State Education Association before moving to NEA. She spent six years as NEA’s secretary-treasurer before becoming NEA’s vice president.[67] In 2014, President Barack Obama appointed Pringle to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.[68] She earns a salary of $371,278.[69]

Secretary-Treasurer

Princess R. Moss is the secretary-treasurer of NEA and a former elementary school music teacher from Virginia.[70] She is the former president of the Virginia Education Association [71] and earns a salary of $429,851 at NEA.[72]

Executive Director

John C. Stocks is the executive director of NEA and is also the Board Chair on the left-of-center Democracy Alliance. Prior to NEA, Stocks served as assistant executive director for public affairs at the Wisconsin Education Association Council and has been honored for his leadership in left-of-center causes.[73] He has a history in community organizing, having worked for progressive grassroots organization Idaho Fair Share. He also served as an Idaho State Senator from 1988-1990.[74] Stocks earns a salary of $407,264 from NEA.[75]

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Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Kim Anderson
    Former Senior Director of the Center for Advocacy & Outreach
  2. Hanna Vaandering
    Member, Executive Committee
  3. George Sheridan
    Member, Executive Committee
  4. Shelly Moore Krajacic
    Member, Executive Committee
  5. Maury Koffman
    Member, Executive Committee
  6. Kevin F. Gilbert
    Member, Executive Committee
  7. Eric Brown
    Member, Executive Committee
  8. Princess R. Moss
    Secretary-Treasurer
  9. Becky Pringle
    Vice President
  10. John Stocks
    Executive Director
  11. Denise Cardinal
    Former Senior Press Officer
  12. Dawn Laguens
    Former Consultant

Associated Organizations

  1. NEA Foundation (Non-profit)

Donation Recipients

  1. 350.org (Non-profit)
  2. Advancement Project (Non-profit)
  3. Advocacy Fund (Tides Advocacy Fund) (Non-profit)
  4. Alliance for Justice (Non-profit)
  5. Alliance for Public Schools Foundation (Non-profit)
  6. America Votes (Non-profit)
  7. American Bridge 21st Century (Non-profit)
  8. American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (Non-profit)
  9. Americans United for Change (AUFC) (Non-profit)
  10. Analyst Institute (For-profit)
  11. Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC (Non-profit)
  12. Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (Non-profit)
  13. California Teachers Association (CTA) (Labor Union)
  14. Catalist (For-profit)
  15. Center for American Progress (CAP) (Non-profit)
  16. Center for Economic and Policy Research (Non-profit)
  17. Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) (Non-profit)
  18. Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) (Non-profit)
  19. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) (Non-profit)
  20. Change Corps (Non-profit)
  21. Change to Win (Labor Union)
  22. Committee on States (Other Group)
  23. Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (Non-profit)
  24. Congressional Black Caucus Institute (Non-profit)
  25. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (Non-profit)
  26. Convergence Center for Policy Resolution (Non-profit)
  27. Democracy Alliance (DA) (Other Group)
  28. Economic Policy Institute (EPI) (Non-profit)
  29. Emerge America (Political Party/527)
  30. For Our Future (PAC) (Political Party/527)
  31. Human Rights Campaign (Non-profit)
  32. AlterNet (Non-profit)
  33. Jobs With Justice Education Fund (Non-profit)
  34. Media Matters for America (Non-profit)
  35. Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) (Non-profit)
  36. National Education Association (NEA) Advocacy Fund (Political Party/527)
  37. National Partnership for Women & Families (Non-profit)
  38. National Urban League (Non-profit)
  39. NEO Philanthropy (Non-profit)
  40. Netroots Nation (Non-profit)
  41. New Venture Fund (Non-profit)
  42. New York Communities for Change (NYCC) (Non-profit)
  43. North Star Policy Institute (Non-profit)
  44. Opportunity Institute (Non-profit)
  45. Progress Michigan (Non-profit)
  46. Progressive (Progressive, Inc) (Non-profit)
  47. Progressive States Network (PSN) (Non-profit)
  48. ProgressNow (Non-profit)
  49. Ripon Society (Non-profit)
  50. Sixteen Thirty Fund (Non-profit)
  51. State Engagement Fund (Non-profit)
  52. The Progressive (Non-profit)
  53. UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza) (Non-profit)
  54. Voter Participation Center (Non-profit)
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  • Accounting Period: August - July
  • Tax Exemption Received: February 1, 1970

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Aug Form 990 $370,574,746 $343,367,012 $352,430,175 $53,177,401 Y $1,805,966 $363,210,480 $1,532,010 $3,779,894 PDF
    2013 Aug Form 990 $384,614,427 $341,731,468 $291,465,849 $59,913,796 Y $873,673 $365,275,164 $5,842,718 $3,591,041 PDF
    2012 Aug Form 990 $380,736,797 $356,152,638 $245,774,023 $57,971,286 Y $0 $367,947,057 $964,786 $2,259,385 PDF
    2011 Aug Form 990 $376,500,845 $373,213,782 $219,922,653 $57,453,949 Y $356,491,139 $0 $5,770,341 $4,242,608 PDF

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