Teachers Union Bosses siphoned millions in members’ dues to these left-wing candidates and organizations

Aug 26, 2023

Forced union dues are the fuel that drives the left-wing Democrat agenda.

And don’t think for a minute it’s only auto workers, steel workers, miners, and other working class union members whose money is being used for radical politics.

Because the Teachers Union Bosses siphoned millions in members’ dues to these left-wing candidates and organizations.

The nation’s two largest teachers’ unions siphoned off millions of their members’ dues on politics.

Not even on issues related to education

According to an August report by Americans for Fair Treatment the money was spent almost exclusively on radical left-wing causes and candidates. 

For example, just during the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) spent $35.7 million of members’ dues on politics.

They gave to left-wing organizations such as Friends for Kathy Hochul, the Democrat New York Governor’s campaign, and Media Matters for America, a Leftist media watchdog group.

The National Education Association (NEA) spent $49.2 million of its members’ forced dues during the same time period on lobbying and political initiatives.

The NEA donated to Building Back Together, an organization that focuses on pushing Democrat President Joe Biden’s agenda, and March for Our Lives, a gun control group.  

Elisabeth Messenger, the CEO of Americans for Fair Treatment, told the Daily Caller News Foundation, “NEA and AFT are tasked with advocating for teachers across the country, but instead they choose to involve themselves in partisan politics that many teachers disagree with. This research shines a light on what’s really going on behind the scenes at large national unions: political and financial power grabs at the expense of government employees.”

And almost none of their political spending has anything to do with educating America’s children.

An appalling use of dues money

Even worse, about 17% of AFT’s total spending was on lobbying and political initiatives.

They donated $1 million to Put Michigan First, an organization that ran ads slamming Republican Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon ahead of the 2022 election.

The AFT also gave $275,000 to Red Wine and Blue, a coalition of mothers who push for left-wing values, according to the report.

The NEA spent 7% of its members’ dues on political initiatives and lobbying, including $150,000 to EMILY’s List, an organization dedicated to getting pro-abortion candidates elected. 

Another $180,000 went to a group called the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, a group that claims to work to push measures benefiting “people of color, queer [and] low-income” individuals.

Of course, don’t forget the bloated salaries of the union bosses.

From the 2021-2022 reporting period, AFT President Randi Weingarten made $488,000, according to the report. 

During the same time period, the average teacher made $56,483.

NEA President Becky Pringle raked in a nice big $449,537 during the 2021-2022 reporting period, the report states. 

Pringle’s salary is roughly eight times more than what the average school teacher earns.

Both the AFT and the NEA have continued to push radical gender ideology and racist initiatives in the classroom.

And in July, the NEA passed a measure calling for the group and its members to promote sex-change procedures for LGBT youth. 

Even more damning is the fact that these spending numbers only include direct contributions.

Both the NEA and AFT spend tens of millions more on direct political activities.

No wonder Johnny can’t read.

Hot Take Politics will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story. 

 

 

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