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Illinois

Union Information

In Illinois, after 5 years, public school teachers receive what's commonly called "tenure," a special employment protection that teachers unions defend. As the below federal statistics indicate, teachers with just a couple years of experience are practically impossible to fire.

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

Statewide Unions

NEA Union

Illinois Education Association
Total Revenue: $78,138,236

Largest Non-Statewide Unions

Union Name / District Affiliation Total Revenue
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Public Schools
AFT   $28,761,175

Other Unions

Name City Total Revenue Tax Period
American federation of teachers Chicago $28,761,175 2008
American federation of teachers Westmont $20,080,953 2007
American federation of teachers 604 aft Crest hill $5,286,858 2008
American federation of teachers Gurnee $3,725,967 2008
American federation of teachers Westmont $2,761,586 2008
American federation of teachers Chicago $2,580,485 2008
American federation of teachers Chicago $1,828,378 2007
American federation of teachers Orland park $1,335,392 2007
American federation of teachers 1274 north suburban Skokie $1,058,085 2008
Northwest suburban teachers union Schaumburg $761,474 2008
Source: Data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service's Master Data File 2008-2009.

Teacher Contracts

Name District Occupation  
Chicago Teachers Union City of chicago school dist 299 Teachers PDF of Chicago Teachers Union Contract
Source: Public Records Requests conducted by the Center for Union Facts.

Party Contribution Percentages