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Florida

Union Information

In Florida, after 3 years, public school teachers receive what's commonly called "tenure," a special employment protection that teachers unions defend. As the below federal statistics indicate, tenured teachers (as opposed to less-senior "probationary" teachers) are practically impossible to fire.

0%
Experienced teacher firing rate
0%
Probationary teacher firing rate
9.8%
private school teacher firing rate (national)
Source: Data obtained from the Students and Staffing Survey

Statewide Unions

AFT Union NEA Union

Florida Education Association
Total Revenue: $30,563,331

Largest Non-Statewide Unions

Union Name / District Affiliation Total Revenue
United Teachers of Dade
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
AFT   NEA $11,840,438
Duval Teachers United
Duval County Public Schools
AFT   NEA $4,340,929

Other Unions

Name City Total Revenue Tax Period
Florida education association Tallahassee $30,563,331 2008
United teachers of dade Miami $11,840,438 2008
Palm beach county classroom teachers association West palm bch $5,097,606 2007
Hillsborough county class room teachers association Tampa $4,668,832 2008
American federation of teachers Jacksonville $4,340,929 2008
American federation of teachers Tallahassee $2,296,219 2008
American federation of teachers Tallahassee $1,813,513 2008
Sarasota classified teachers association Sarasota $1,382,603 2008
Collier county education association inc Naples $1,322,211 2008
Pinellas classroom teachers association inc Largo $1,313,269 2008
Source: Data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service's Master Data File 2008-2009.

Teacher Contracts

Name District Occupation  
Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association Palm beach county school district Teachers PDF of Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association Contract
Alachua County Education Association Alachua county school district Teachers PDF of Alachua County Education Association Contract
Alachua County Education Association Alachua county school district Education Support Professionals PDF of Alachua County Education Association Contract
Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association Hillsborough county school district Teachers PDF of Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association Contract
Hillsborough School Employees Federation Hillsborough county school district School Employees PDF of Hillsborough School Employees Federation Contract
Source: Public Records Requests conducted by the Center for Union Facts.

Party Contribution Percentages