The Florida Education Association (FEA) is a labor union representing about 150,000 teachers and education employees in Florida. Based in Tallahassee, Florida, FEA is the largest union (measured by members) in the State of Florida and is affiliated with the AFL-CIO and the national labor unions: American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), which means that membership in a local union (there are about 100) in Florida ensures membership in the FEA, AFT, and NEA. However, Florida is a right-to-work state so public education employees are not required to join a union. Read more
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is the second largest teacher’s union (although membership is not limited to teachers) with 1.7 million members (after the National Education Association) in 3,000 local affiliates in the USA. A non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (5), AFT is based in Washington, DC and is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
The most recent Form 990 (2017 for the year ending June 30, 2018) reports the following information about the AFT: Read more