Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NEA has lost 95,000 members in 18 months

However, if we accept the 3,269,523 total members reported by the union in December 2009 as the high-water mark, then NEA has lost more than 95,000 members in the last 18 months. Virtually all of these appear to be working K-12 teachers and education support personnel.

Forty state affiliates reported losses compared to last year at the same time. The union expects a further loss of 30,000 active members this year.