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Massachusetts

Union Information

In Massachusetts, after 2 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.

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

Massachusetts Teachers Association
Total Revenue: $53,490,500

AFT Union

Massachusetts Federation of Teachers
Total Revenue: $4,171,622

Largest Non-Statewide Unions

Union Name / District Affiliation Total Revenue
Boston Teachers Union
Boston Public Schools
AFT   $6,866,037

Other Unions

Name City Total Revenue Tax Period
Massachusetts teachers association Boston $53,490,500 2008
American federation of teachers Dorchester $6,866,037 2008
American federation of teachers Boston $4,171,622 2008
Massachusetts teachers association Springfield $2,112,763 2008
Massachusetts teachers association Bridgewater $1,836,779 2008
Massachusetts teachers association Worcester $998,736 2008
American federation of teachers Lowell $988,850 2008
American federation of teachers Lynn $783,062 2008
Massachusetts teachers association Plymouth $765,660 2008
American federation of teachers Lawrence $613,307 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.

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