By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential
LANSING — The Michigan Education Association has among the highest-paid executives in the nation, according to a study of salaries through 2011.
Michigan Capitol Confidential looked at the base salaries of several state teachers unions’ leaders, using union reports filed with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.
The highest-paid state teacher union president was Richard Iannuzzi, of the New York State United Teachers. He made $269,788 in 2011.
Former MEA President Iris Salters earned $235,447 in 2011.
The New York union has 592,256 members, more than three times MEA’s membership, which is 153,938.