NEA to Spend Up to $5 Million on Ohio Collective Bargaining Referendum

by News on October 11, 2011

in Government Employee Unions, Pro Worker Legislation, State and Local, State Legislation, Union Politics and Transparency

By Mike Antonucci/Hot Air

The National Education Association’s board of directors approved an allocation of up to $5 million to fund the campaign to defeat SB 5 in Ohio – the bill that severely restricts public employee collective bargaining.

The $5 million comes from the national union’s Ballot Measure/Legislative Crises Fund, which was doubled in size by vote of NEA’s delegates in July. This contribution is in addition to the estimated $5 million the Ohio Education Association dedicated to the referendum campaign, funded by a $54 special assessment the state union imposed on its members.

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