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Tennessee

Union Information

In Tennessee, 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

Tennessee Education Association
Total Revenue: $12,800,960

Largest Non-Statewide Unions

Union Name / District Affiliation Total Revenue
Metropolitan Nashville Education Association
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
  NEA $525,985
Metropolitan Nashville Education Association
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
  NEA $525,985
Metropolitan Nashville Education Association
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
  NEA $525,985
Memphis Education Association
Memphis City Schools
  NEA $1,943,668

Other Unions

Name City Total Revenue Tax Period
Tennessee education association inc Nashville $12,800,960 2008
Memphis education association Memphis $1,943,668 2008
Knox county education association Knoxville $1,371,903 2008
Shelby county education association Memphis $1,210,872 2008
Sumner county education association Gallatin $562,005 2008
Metropolitan nashville education association inc Nashville $525,985 2008
Hamblen county education association Morristown $176,959 2008
American federation of teachers Jellico $96,209 2008
Tullahoma city educational association Tullahoma $68,984 2008
Washington county education association Jonesborough $0 2008
Source: Data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service's Master Data File 2008-2009.

Teacher Contracts

Name District Occupation  
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Association Montgomery county schools Teachers PDF of The Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Association Contract
Metropolitan Nashville Education Association Nashville-davidson county sd Teachers PDF of Metropolitan Nashville Education Association Contract
Source: Public Records Requests conducted by the Center for Union Facts.

Party Contribution Percentages