By: Union Watch
In today’s Sacramento Bee an article by Jon Ortiz entitled “What California state workers pay in union dues and fees” provided current data on the revenue of unions organizing state workers. It only takes a minor exercise in extrapolation to use this data to estimate the annual revenue of unions organizing all government workers in California, state and local.
The raw data is drawn from the state controllers payroll office and can be downloaded here:
120913 Dues and Fair Share Counts by BU.xlsx.
According to this data, in December of 2011 there were 255,078 state employees represented by unions. They paid a total of $16,472,031 in dues that month, which means that over the 12 month period ending in December they paid a total of $197,644,377 in dues. This equates to an average annual union dues assessment of $775 per worker.
If you apply this amount to the reported number of government union members in California’s state and local government agencies, you can estimate the total revenue flowing each year into California’s public sector union treasuries.
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