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Texas

Union Information

In Texas, 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

Texas State Teachers Association
Total Revenue: $11,230,446

AFT Union

Texas Federation of Teachers
Total Revenue: $3,514,340

Largest Non-Statewide Unions

Union Name / District Affiliation Total Revenue
El Paso Federation of Teachers
El Paso Independent School District
AFT   $1,034,004
Houston Federation of Teachers
Houston Independent School District
AFT   $3,238,594
Education Austin
Austin Independent School District
AFT   $2,004,125
Alliance of Dallas Educators
Dallas Independent School District
AFT   $4,449,463

Other Unions

Name City Total Revenue Tax Period
Texas state teachers association Austin $11,230,446 2008
American federation of teachers Dallas $4,449,463 2008
American federation of teachers Austin $3,514,340 2008
American federation of teachers Houston $3,238,594 2008
American federation of teachers Austin $3,092,221 2007
American federation of teachers Austin $2,004,125 2007
San antonio teachers council San antonio $1,760,304 2007
American federation of teachers Corpus christi $1,074,761 2007
American federation of teachers El paso $1,034,004 2008
Texas state teachers association Brownsville $970,117 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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