Union Dues for More Lobbyists

PSEALast month, the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) announced it was raising mandatory dues on teachers and school employees by 11%.

Where is that money going? You’d better believe it’s to hire more lobbyists. Monday, the PSEA posted a job description for an Assistant Director of Government Relations. With a mere five years of experience, you can get a job lobbying against school choice, pension reform, or merit pay, for a salary of $93,197 to $129,271.

To put that in perspective, it’s $39,000 to $75,000 more than the median teacher salary in Pennsylvania.