WEA and NEA dues allocation

2017-18 WEA membership dues structure

UniServ Council Funding: Direct Financial Assistance to UniServ Councils.  


Operations (accounting, technology, human resources, facilities): Providing financial and membership management that ensures sound fiscal stewardship, human resource system to advance the work of the association, facilities operation that produces a clean and safe environment, and information technology tools that help leaders and staff communicate and work productively. $92.10
Bargaining, Grievance, & Legal Protection: Assisting affiliates by providing UniServ Staffing Program, legal resources, communication expertise, training tools and packages, and technical support to members. 


Political Action / Legislative Work: Building visible and lasting bipartisan support from opinion leaders and policy makers for public education and the needs of our members. Includes related communication costs, McCleary litigation, and community outreach work. $60.90

Membership Matters Campaign & Organizing: Support the future sustainability of WEA by advocating the value of membership as well as to engage, recruit, and retain leaders and members of WEA through systematic one-on-one organizing.


Governance: Implementing a governance process that fosters member participation and democratic decision-making through the Representative Assembly, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and other member/staff involvement in policy development. 

Professional & Leadership Development: Providing assistance to members, councils, local associations and individual schools in developing and implementing strategies for member and school improvement through effective and best educational practices. $31.30
Contingency & Reserve Contribution: Growing cash reserves allowing spending flexibility. $5.00

WEA dues for Full-time Active Certificated membership ($422), Paramount Duty Special Assessment ($12) and Community Outreach ($12)  — a total of $446.

2017-18 NEA membership dues structure

Goals' Shared Tactics. Ensure synergy across NEA’s goals, Strong Affiliates for Educator Voice and Empowerment and Empowered Educators for Successful Students. $11.85 (ESP $7.24)
Strong Affiliates for Educator Voice and Empowerment. Build key overarching systems to enhance affiliate capacity to organize, engage, and empower members to fend off attacks on their rights and to improve public education, with emphasis on ballot measures and legislative initiatives. Provide financial support, technical assistance, field support, member engagement support, communications support, partnership brokering, and facilitate the sharing of best practices throughout the Association. $18.77 (ESP $11.47)
Empowered Educators for Successful Students. Develop meaningful partnerships with school sites, local affiliates, and state affiliates to move an Association-led, student-centered agenda focused on quality and equity, with a special emphasis on the quality of the professionals, the quality of professional practice, the quality of student learning, and the quality of educator and Association leadership. $10.95 (ESP $6.69)
Research, Policy, and Practice. Provide support to affiliates in efforts to expand, improve, and enhance pro-public education policy, improve practice, teaching and learning conditions, standards, workforce quality, and  priority schools. Provides specific attention to policies related to ESP and Higher Education. $0.80 (ESP $0.49)
Organizing and Operational Support to Affiliates. Support the UniServ program, test effective value propositions for all membership classes, develop a culture of organizing to drive more effective member recruitment, retention, and relevance and by doing so, build Association and member capacity.     $52.04 (ESP $31.81)
Member Advocacy. Harness the incredible power of members to engage in and advocate for NEA’s pro-public education agenda, policies, programs, and recommended candidates. Engage partners, particularly in the ethnic minority communities, in advocacy for laws and policies that enhance the lives of and protect the rights of our members, while improving public education within the pursuit of social justice. $10.98 (ESP $6.71)
Legal and Insurance Support. Implement advocacy programs for members including the Unified Legal Services Program, Fidelity Bond, Association Professional Liability insurance, and a $1 million per member Educators Employment Liability insurance program. $19.12 (ESP $11.69)
Communications. Meet the communications needs of the Strategic Goals and ongoing everyday operations that reach all key audiences in the most effective way. Provide customizable communications with applicability and utility for affiliates and align perennial NEA signature programs and publications, including its flagship magazine, NEA Today, to highlight work to improve public education. $17.27 (ESP $10.55)
Business Operations. Provide business operations to ensure organizational effectiveness through technology infrastructure, financial services, facilities services,  and human resources to serve the needs of affiliates and members. $38.13 (ESP $23.30)
Governance. Implement an inclusive, engaged governance process that fosters member participation and democratic decision-making through such governing bodies as the Representative Assembly, NEA Board, NEA Executive Committee, and NEA committees and task forces. $7.55 (ESP $4.61)
Contingency. Provide funding for emergencies at the national, state, or local levels. $1.54 (ESP $0.94)
Above shows how NEA dues ($189.00; $115.50 ESP) are allocated.