An Apple From the Teachers: Teachers' Unions Give Lessons on Contributing at the State Level


Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Linda Casey

Research Area: Education; Labor; Politics

Keywords: campaign donations; teachers' unions

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


From 2003 through 2007, teachers' unions gave $112.5 million to committees working on 88 ballot measures in 22 states. In addition, international unions NEA and AFT and their affiliates gave almost $53 million to political campaigns for state candidates and political party committees.