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Pennsylvania

Union Information

In Pennsylvania, 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.

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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

NEA Union

Pennsylvania State Education Association
Total Revenue: $66,970,812

AFT Union

Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers
Total Revenue: $2,519,446

Other Unions

Name City Total Revenue Tax Period
Pennsylvania state education association p s e a Harrisburg $66,970,812 2008
American federation of teachers Philadelphia $9,433,700 2008
American federation of teachers Philadelphia $2,519,446 2008
American federation of teachers Pittsburgh $2,391,703 2007
Allentown education association Allentown $948,815 2008
Pennsylvania federation of teachers private sector health and welfare Philadelphia $740,100 2008
Greater west chester area education association W chester $693,496 2008
Upper darby education association Upper darby $633,265 2007
Harrisburg education association New kingstown $594,472 2008
American federation of teachers Philadelphia $589,175 2007
Source: Data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service's Master Data File 2008-2009.

Teacher Contracts

Name District Occupation  
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Pittsburgh sd Teachers PDF of Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Contract
Source: Public Records Requests conducted by the Center for Union Facts.

Party Contribution Percentages