NEWS | Report: Teachers’ dues don’t stay local

BOSTON — Teachers unions in Massachusetts send the vast majority of members’ dues to state and national offices, instead of keeping the money for local chapters, according to a watchdog group.

A new report by the Pioneer Institute found less than 16 percent of dues paid by members of nearly two-dozen union locals affiliated with the Massachusetts Teachers Association and National Education Association go to local chapters.

Pioneer said the bulk of the money goes toward salaries, lobbying and other expenses in the state and national offices that have little to do with collective bargaining on behalf of unionized teachers.

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