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Colorado

Union Information

In Colorado, 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

NEA Union

Colorado Education Association
Total Revenue: $11,553,541

AFT Union

Colorado Federation of Teachers
Total Revenue: $591,890

Largest Non-Statewide Unions

Union Name / District Affiliation Total Revenue
Denver Classroom Teachers Association
Denver Public Schools
  NEA $861,347
Colorado Springs Education Association
Colorado Springs School District 11
  NEA $240,352

Other Unions

Name City Total Revenue Tax Period
Colorado education association Denver $11,553,541 2008
Boulder valley education assoc Denver $1,050,436 2008
Denver classroom teachers association Denver $861,347 2008
Pueblo education assoc Pueblo $715,325 2008
American federation of teachers Castle rock $591,890 2008
Thompson education association Loveland $509,034 2008
Cherry creek education association Aurora $466,231 2008
Pipe trades educational center inc Grand jct $370,469 2008
Aurora education association Aurora $304,740 2008
Colorado springs education association Colorado springs $240,352 2008
Source: Data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service's Master Data File 2008-2009.

Teacher Contracts

Name District Occupation  
Mesa Valley Education Association Mesa county valley 51 Teachers PDF of Mesa Valley Education Association Contract
American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees Local 3375 Mesa county valley 51 School Employees PDF of American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees Local 3375 Contract
Jefferson County Education Association Jefferson county r-1 Teachers PDF of Jefferson County Education Association Contract
District Twelve Educators' Association Adams 12 five star schools Teachers PDF of District Twelve Educators' Association Contract
Adams 12 Five Star Schools Classified School Employees' Association Adams 12 five star schools School Employees PDF of Adams 12 Five Star Schools Classified School Employees' Association Contract
Source: Public Records Requests conducted by the Center for Union Facts.

Party Contribution Percentages