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Teacher Unions

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Anthony Paletta

on 21 April 2010

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Teacher Unions The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and represents nearly 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates and more than 1.4 million members. AFT Five divisions within the AFT represent the broad spectrum of the AFT’s membership: pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals.


In addition, the AFT represents approximately 80,000 early childhood educators and nearly 250,000 retiree members. Benifits Insurance

Health Care Travel & Entertainment Legal & Financial Services Shopping Scholarships Loan Forgiveness The union difference
Union members earn better wages and benefits than nonunion
average, union workers’ wages are 30 percent higher than nonunion workers.
Union wages are even higher for women and people of color.
Sixty-eight percent of union workers have guaranteed pensions, compared with 14 percent for nonunion workers.
More than 97 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits.
Forty-six percent of union workers receive full pay while on sick leave, compared with only 29 percent of nonunion workers. NEA lobbyists meet frequently with members of Congress to help them see the real impact of NCLB on our schools and to tell them what educators need to improve education for all children. Our most effective lobbyists are NEA members speaking with their Representatives and Senators. National Education Association Ohio Education Association http://teachersunionexposed.com/ http://www.aft.org/about/union101/ http://www.nea.org/home/index.html http://www.aft.org/about/union101/ House Bill 1 : Ohio's Education Reform Race to the Top States where it is legal to force teachers to support a union.

-Alaska -Massachusetts -Oregon
-California -Michigan- Pennsylvania
-Connecticut -Minnesota -Rhode Island
-Delaware -Montana -Washington
-Hawaii -New Jersey -Wisconsin
-llinois -New York
-Maryland -Ohio
Negotiating Contracts 1947
Hartley-Taft Bill
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