AEA

Teachers-Governor's Race
3:44 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

AEA Becomes Griffith's Biggest Contributor

The state teachers' organization, the Alabama Education Association, has become the biggest contributor to Democrat Parker Griffith's campaign for governor.
Credit Associated Press

The state teachers' organization, the Alabama Education Association, has become the biggest contributor to Democrat Parker Griffith's campaign for governor.

Griffith filed a campaign finance report late Thursday afternoon showing he had received a $300,000 contribution from AEA. Prior to the contribution, he was reporting $25,050 in his campaign account.

The contribution comes after AEA's political action committee reported borrowing $700,000 from a bank on Sept. 4.

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AEA's Future-Hubbert
11:54 am
Sat September 13, 2014

AEA Board Expresses Support For Mabry

After meeting Friday night, the AEA board expressed confidence in current leadership including Executive Secretary Henry Mabry.
Credit educationnews.org

The Alabama Education Association board of directors met behind closed doors for four hours Friday to discuss concerns raised by its longtime leader.

Former AEA executive secretary Paul Hubbert, in a Tuesday letter to board members, said AEA was in crisis. Hubbert said he was concerned about the association's finances and also the management style of current executive secretary Henry Mabry.

AEA President Anita Gibson said board members had extensive discussions about the issues raised by Hubbert.

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AEA's Future-Hubbert
3:56 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

AEA Board To Meet Friday Night After Criticism

The Alabama Education Association board of directors is set to meet Friday night in the wake of a letter from the retired leader of the group, who says the organization is now in crisis.
Credit Alabama Education Association

The Alabama Education Association board of directors is set to meet Friday night in the wake of a letter from the retired leader of the group, who says the organization is now in.

Hubbert sent a letter this week to the AEA's board, saying the group is in danger of losing its strong membership and financial might that made it a formidable force in Alabama politics.

Hubbert led the AEA for more than 40 years before retiring in 2011 for health reasons.

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AEA's Future
4:02 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Retired AEA Boss Says Teachers' Group In Crisis

The management style of the Alabama Education Association's executive secretary, Henry Mabry is being called into question by the organization's retired leader.
Credit educationnews.org

The retired leader of the Alabama Education Association says the teachers' organization that he built into a political powerhouse is now in crisis.

Paul Hubbert wrote a letter to the AEA board of directors, saying the organization is in danger of losing its strong membership and financial standing.

Hubbert said AEA has management, financial and organizational problems. Hubbert particularly criticized the organization's dwindling reserve funds and investment in high-risk stocks.

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Court-AEA Dues
4:54 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Suit Looks To Block Payments To Teacher's Group

A lawsuit has been filed to block state education officials from allowing payroll deductions from public school employees to fund the Alabama Education Association.
Credit Alabama Education Association

A lawsuit has been filed to block state education officials from allowing payroll deductions from public school employees to fund the Alabama Education Association.

A Hoover woman who filed the suit in Shelby County Circuit Court Wednesday says the AEA hasn't ensured that dues being paid by public school employees won't be used to fund Alabama Voices for Teachers for Education, the AEA's political action committee.

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Teacher Raises
7:39 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Alabama Teachers: Hey Governor, What Happened To Our Raises?

Rally for teacher pay raises in front of the Alabama State House on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Montgomery.
Lloyd Gallman Montgomery Advertiser

In the last few years the state has had to tighten its belt to rein in spending during some lean budget years. Alabama’s teachers have had to shoulder some of that burden with pay cuts and increased contributions to their pensions. Teachers received a two percent pay raise last year, their first since 2007. More raises were expected this year to help bring teacher pay back to pre-recession levels. Governor Robert Bentley took up the cause during his State of the State address...

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