WEA and NEA dues allocation

2021-22 WEA membership dues structure

Cert ESP Higher Ed
UniServ Council Funding: Direct Financial Assistance to UniServ Councils.  $149.13 $120.04 $127.38
Operations (accounting, technology, human resources, facilities): Providing financial and membership management that ensures sound fiscal stewardship, human resource system to advance the work of the association, facilities operation that produces a clean and safe environment, and information technology tools that help leaders and staff communicate and work productively.  $116.59 $93.84 $99.58
Professional & Leadership Development: Providing assistance to members, councils, local associations and individual schools in developing and implementing strategies for member and school improvement through effective and best educational practices. $74.08 $59.63 $63.28
Bargaining, Grievance, & Legal Protection: Assisting affiliates by providing UniServ Staffing Program, legal resources, communication expertise, training tools and packages, and technical support to members.  $69.76 $56.15 $59.58
Political Action / Legislative Work: Building visible and lasting bipartisan support from opinion leaders and policy makers for public education and the needs of our members. Includes related communication costs, litigation, and community outreach work.  $62.53 $50.33 $53.41

Membership Organizing & Involvement: Support the future sustainability of WEA by advocating the value of membership as well as to engage, recruit, and retain leaders and members of WEA through systematic one-on-one organizing.




Governance: Implementing a governance process that fosters member participation and democratic decision-making through the Representative Assembly, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and other member/staff involvement in policy development.  $35.85 $28.85 $30.62
Racial, Social, & Economic Justice. WEA’s primary resources devoted to the elimination of racial, social, and economic barriers in Washington’s public education system that prevent educators and students from achieving their full potential.  This work also includes identifying and eliminating these same barriers within the WEA and its affiliates throughout the state. $14.62 $11.77 $12.49
Note: FY22 Top Lane for Cert Dues = $557; figure above includes $12 community outreach special assessment.
Similarly, Top Lane for ESPs is $446, and for Higher Ed* is $474.  Figures above include community outreach
special assessment of $12/yr. The Higher Ed rate of $459 + $12 shown above is the rate paid by CTC members.
UFWS member rates are divided between WEA and AFT. WEA retains $203 + $12 community Outreach special
assessment for UFWS members.      

2021-22 NEA membership dues structure

Cert ESP
Increase Educator Voice, Influence, and Professional Authority. Develop and sustain effective structures, processes, and leaders to increase educator influence in decision-making at worksite, district, state, and national levels. $5.02 $3.02
Recruit and Engage New and Early Career Educators. Identify, recruit, support, and engage new educators in our association, and connect them with opportunities for professional learning, leadership and advocacy. $4.90 $2.95
Advance Racial Justice in Education. Support members in advancing racial justice in education and improving conditions for students, families, and communities through awareness, capacity-building, partnership, and individual and collective action. $9.28 $5.58
Support Professional Excellence. Support all educators throughout each phase of their career with the professional knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to advocate for and ensure the success of their students and communities. $14.38 $8.65
Secure the Environment to Advance the Mission of the NEA and Its Affiliates. Use all available means, including organizing, legal, legislative, electoral, and
collective action, to secure the environment necessary to protect the rights of
students, educators, and the future of public education.
$22.55 $13.57
Legal and Insurance Support. Implement advocacy programs for members, including the Unified Legal Services Program, Fidelity Bond, Association Professional Liability insurance, and a $1 million per member Educators Employment Liability insurance program. $18.37 $11.05
Enhance Organizational Capacity. Develop and leverage the collective organizational capacity across our association that is necessary to advance the mission of the NEA and its affiliates, with particular focus on organizing, technology, fiscal health, leadership development, and internal and external partnerships. $65.94 $39.65
Enterprise Operations. Ongoing functions across the enterprise that support the Strategic Objectives, build lasting strength, and sustain the organizational infrastructure. $59.93 $36.05
Contingency. Provide funding for emergencies at the national, state, or local levels. $1.63 $0.98
Above shows how NEA dues ($202.00; $121.50 ESP) are allocated to support and represent members and affiliates
in their efforts to achieve NEA’s mission.