HARRISBURG, Pa. – Four leaders of Pennsylvania Local 13 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union received raises in excess of $100,000 each in 2012, moving them closer to the much-maligned top one percent of the nation’s income earners.
Local 13 Business Manager Allan Winey saw his salary rise from $135,720 in 2011 to $241,135 in 2012, according to federal records.
Organizing Director Ted Manna’s gross salary went from $108,727 to $226,035 during the same period.
The salary of Grievance Director Gary McCauley rose from $120,392 to $227,399, and Joseph Kleman, assistant to AFSCME Executive Director David Fillman, received a $121,366 raise to $244,860.
Oddly, Fillman’s salary was $184,825 during 2012.
The four who received raises in excess of $100,000 apiece moved into the top two percent of all income earners nationally.
Unions and other leftist organizers have spent the last several years maligning those who receive the top one percent of individual earnings for not paying enough taxes or their “fair share.”
In actuality, according to the Internal Revenue Service, the top one percent of earners paid more in taxes than the bottom 95 percent of earners combined in 2010.
AFSCME, Local 13, represents about 51,000 Pennsylvania state government workers who have an average salary, according to state officials, of slightly under $50,000. The union’s 153 employees averaged $80,313 in salary in 2-012.
The local’s assets have steadily declined 28 percent from a high of $50 million in 2007 to about $36 million in 2012.
Authored by Jim Panyard - Media Trackers