Union Information

In Arizona, 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.

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

Statewide Unions

NEA Union

Arizona Education Association
Total Revenue: $10,153,905

AFT Union

Arizona Federation of Teachers
Total Revenue: $90,930

Largest Non-Statewide Unions

Union Name / District Affiliation Total Revenue
Mesa Education Association
Mesa Public Schools
  NEA $167,485
Phoenix Union High School District Classroom Teachers Association
Phoenix Union High School District
  NEA $788,316

Other Unions

Name City Total Revenue Tax Period
Arizona education association Phoenix $10,153,905 2008
Phoenix union high school system classroom teachers association inc Phoenix $788,316 2008
Washington district education association Phoenix $327,797 2008
Amphitheater education association Tucson $308,266 2008
Paradise valley education association Phoenix $182,642 2008
Mesa education association Mesa $167,485 2008
American federation of teachers Phoenix $90,930 2008
Sunnyside education assoc Tuson $61,256 2006
Marana education association Tucson $39,062 2008
Flagstaff education association Flagstaff $36,512 2008
Source: Data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service's Master Data File 2008-2009.
Source: Public Records Requests conducted by the Center for Union Facts.

Party Contribution Percentages