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American Federation of Teachers

Basic Information

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Address

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
555 NEW JERSEY AVE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
American Federation of Teachers Local New York State United Teachers  /  Latham, NY618,018
American Federation of Teachers Local 2New York City Teachers  /  New York, NY180,145
American Federation of Teachers State Federation 310Illinois  /  Westmont, IL90,410
American Federation of Teachers State Federation California  /  Burbank, CA58,270
American Federation of Teachers Local 4053N Y State Public Employees Fed Pef  /  Albany, NY50,978
American Federation of Teachers State Federation Texas  /  Austin, TX40,000
American Federation of Teachers State Federation Connecticut State  /  Rocky Hill, CT28,208
American Federation of Teachers Local 8036Pennsylvania  /  Philadelphia, PA27,153
American Federation of Teachers State Federation Massachusetts  /  Boston, MA22,162
American Federation of Teachers Local 2334Professional Staff Congress/cuny  /  New York, NY21,228

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Financial Information

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), which is enforced by the Office of Labor-Management Standards, requires labor unions to file annual reports detailing their operations. Contained in those reports are breakdowns of each union's spending, income and other financial information.

Basic Financials

Total Assets $106,409,940
Total Liabilities $86,751,487
Total Income $327,586,003
Total Spent $329,785,914

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $8,687,870 (-20.2%)
Accounts Receivable $38,443,404 (+128.4%)
Investments $54,515,847 (-3.6%)
Fixed Assets $2,465,207 (-3.6%)
Treasury Securities $486,828 (+42.6%)
Other Assets $1,567,306 (-349.0%)
Loans Receivable $243,478 (-7.6%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $12,573,974
Accounts Payable $20,937,105
Other Liabilities $53,240,408
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $158,687,578
Investments $10,028,914
Supplies $39,499
Loan Repayment $19,917
Interest $1,034,533
Dividends $0
Rents $344,144
Fees and Fines $0
Loans Obtained $105,606,989
Other Receipts $11,813,789
Affiliates $40,010,640
Members $0
Reinvestments $0
All Others $1,148,139

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Spending

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) requires unions to report how they spent their money in a number of categories. For the first five, OLMS requires unions to provide detailed information on any recipient that received more than $5,000 per year.

Spending Overview

Spending Breakdown

Representational $73,786,000 (22.37%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $37,574,845 (11.39%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $4,398,721 (1.33%)
General Overhead $35,174,822 (10.67%)
Union Administration $9,664,466 (2.93%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $840,923 (0.25%)
To Union Employees $31,533,255 (9.56%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

Search All Spending

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
2002741,270
2003770,090
2004816,300
2005828,512
2006822,504
2007832,058
2008856,178
2009889,347
2010887,567
2011873,454
2012848,323
20131,567,377
20141,597,140
20151,524,614

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
RHONDA WEINGARTENPRESIDENT$497,118
LORRETTA JOHNSONSEC TREAS$356,292
MARY CATHRYN RICKEREX VP$295,275
PHILIP KUGLERAST TO PRES FOR ORG$256,171
MICHAEL POWELLAST TO PRES COMM$247,254
AUDRA GEORGESR NR$234,060
MICHELLE RINGUETTEAST PRES LABR GVT POLI$232,865
JESSICA SMITHCOS L/1 PRES OFC$229,677
JENNIFER KASEMANL 3 DIR SPEC PROJ$224,463
DARRIN NEDROWDIR OF HEALTHCARE ORGNZG$223,356

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

Last Updated: November 5th, 2016

State-level Political Operations, by Party

Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics by way of Transparency Data.

Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

527 Spending

A union's 527 committee makes contributions to political candidates and other organizations for the purpose of influencing the outcome of an election. Unlike Political Action Committees, which are strictly regulated by the Federal Election Commission, 527s are regulated by the IRS. These committees are often considered a form of "soft money."

527 CommitteeTotal Spent
AFT Solidarity$17,679,459
American Fedn of Teachers State/Local$5,220,476
American Federation of Teachers PA$1,217,229
AFT Local COPE II$1,103,569
American Federation of Teachers/Oregon$164,237
Toledo Federation of Teachers Local 250$134,472
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers$68,540
California Federation of Teachers$50,020
Michigan Federation of Teachers$25,000
American Fedn of Teachers Local 1911$17,849
United Teachers of Dade$520

Source: Internal Revenue Service by way of the Center for Responsive Politics

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
American Federation of Teachers$18,888,276
United Federation of Teachers$400,000
American Fedn of Teachers Staff Union$0

Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Crime, Corruption & Racketeering

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts investigations to determine if violations of the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) provisions have occurred.

Investigations are initiated based on various sources such as complaints from union members; information developed by OLMS as a result of reviewing reports filed; information developed during an OLMS audit of a union’s books and records; and information obtained from other government agencies. Investigations may involve civil matters (such as an election of union officers) or criminal matters (such as embezzlement of union funds).

Corruption and Embezzlement Charges

Type of Criminal ActivityNumber of Incidents
1
criminal charges9
embezzlement charges19
Guilty Pleas21
Indictments6
Officials Sentenced11

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Financial Audits

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has responsibility under the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) to conduct audits to determine if unions are complying with the law.

OLMS uses a streamlined audit approach called the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to audit local unions which utilizes specialized records review and investigative techniques to verify LMRDA compliance.

LocalDateView Audit
AFT Local 2240February 25, 2016Full Audit Text
AFT Local 3517May 8, 2015Full Audit Text
AFT Local 6147January 15, 2013Full Audit Text
AFT Local 3888November 30, 2012Full Audit Text
AFT Local 3949November 21, 2012Full Audit Text
AFT Local August 3, 2012Full Audit Text
AFT Local 4412October 26, 2010Full Audit Text
AFT Local 2403October 25, 2010Full Audit Text
AFT Local October 13, 2010Full Audit Text
AFT Local 3721June 29, 2010Full Audit Text
AFT Local 3432April 30, 2010Full Audit Text
AFT Local February 10, 2010Full Audit Text
AFT Local 3576October 27, 2009Full Audit Text
AFT Local 7902October 9, 2009Full Audit Text
AFT Local September 25, 2009Full Audit Text
AFT Local 3412May 22, 2009Full Audit Text
AFT Local 4940May 19, 2009Full Audit Text
AFT Local 4940May 19, 2009Full Audit Text
AFT Local 1769May 7, 2009Full Audit Text
AFT Local 1475August 15, 2008Full Audit Text
AFT Local 4912April 22, 2008Full Audit Text
AFT Local 4531May 29, 2007Full Audit Text
AFT Local 5047March 1, 2007Full Audit Text
AFT Local 5123January 31, 2007Full Audit Text
AFT Local 3578June 20, 2006Full Audit Text
AFT Local 3721May 19, 2005Full Audit Text
AFT Local 4269February 18, 2005Full Audit Text
AFT Local 3918December 28, 2004Full Audit Text
AFT Local November 23, 2004Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Union Decertifications

Unionized employees can elect to revoke a union's right to represent them through a process called a decertification. In order to decertify a union, a majority of the unionized employees must vote to remove the union in an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Recent Decertification Petitions

Case NumberName/UnionDate Filed
29-RD-175250Evergreen Charter School
May 2nd, 2016
09-RD-174948CTS CONSTRUCTION, INC.
April 27th, 2016
06-RD-172983Unifirst Corporation
March 30th, 2016
14-RD-172719Tribune Broadcasting Oklahoma City, LLC
March 29th, 2016
01-RD-165204THE DANBURY HOSPITAL
December 2nd, 2015
19-RD-154252First Student, Inc.
June 15th, 2015
10-RD-154113TGC, LLC d/b/a Golf Channel
June 12th, 2015
14-RD-151908Hawker Beechcraft Services Wichita
May 8th, 2015
04-RD-149461The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey - Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center
April 3rd, 2015
03-RD-140494Ulster Greene Counties Chapter, NYSARC, Inc. d/b/a Brookside School
November 7th, 2014

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
City Colleges of Chicago
CHICAGO, IL
AFT Local 600
Harrison Hills City School District
Hopedale, OH
AFT Local 33495
ARMSTRONG COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
KITTANNING, PA
AFT Local 61230
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood, NJ
AFT Local 89640
American Red Cross, Penn-Jersey Region
Philadelphia, PA
AFT Local 250
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood, NJ
AFT Local 640
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
Champaign, IL
AFT Local 2
Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy
Bryn Mawr, PA
AFT Local 49
Lawrence and Memorial Hospital
New London, CT
AFT Local 225
Lawrence and Memorial Hospital
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AFT Local 525