DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION FORCED TO FUND ATTACK ADS HOW PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ARE ANNUAL DUES COLLECTED AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE FROM PA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES PAID TO STATE/LOCAL AND NATIONAL UNIONS, 2014 142,406 x $669 PSEA PFT AFTPA UFCW 1776 AFSCME 13 SEIU LOCALS UFCW AFSCME AMERICA WORKS USA SEIUAFTNEA TEACHERS 16,000 x $9361 TEACHERS 27,543 x $340 1,437 x $775 30,808 x $8012 10,097 x $7363 TEACHERS LIQUOR STORE WORKERS STATE WORKERS HEALTHCARE WORKERS $95.3M $15.0M $2.7M $1.4M $9.4M $1.1M $24.7M $7.4M $2.79M $2.79M $2.85M 1 1% of earnings (990), based on average teacher salary of $72,000 (DOE) 2 Minimum dues. 1.5% of pay, based upon state’s average salary for AFSCME workers 3 SEIU Healthcare: $630 average SEIU 668: $964 average SEIU 32BJ: $615 average PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STATE WORKERS ARE FORCED TO FUND POLITICAL ATTACKS WITH MONEY COLLECTED AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE THROUGH PUBLIC PAYROLL SYSTEMS. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS Last year, 228,291 Pennsylvania school teachers and state workers were forced to pay dues to their local and state unions, as well as to national unions—the NEA, AFT, UCFW, AFCSME, and SEIU—as a condition of employment. State government and school districts took these dues out of worker’s paychecks and sent it to union bank accounts. This amounts to about $200 per year for most employees in just national union dues—on top of what they pay to their local and state unions. The Democratic Governors Association in turn supports a nonproﬁt called “America Works USA” which has reportedly spent more than $1M in Pennsylvania in just the last few months on TV commercials, radio ads, and political attack mailers calling for higher taxes on working families. Whether or not teachers and other state workers agree with these attack ads—and despite higher taxes hurting these very workers—they are forced to fund the ads through their union dues. In 2014, the NEA, AFT, UCFW, AFCSME, and SEIU gave $14 million in combined union dues to the Democratic Governors Association to be used for political purposes.