Teacher Union Revenues and Political Action Haar, Charlene K.

In reality, the teacher unions bring in about $1 billion in revenue each year which they use to promote their own political agendas. The full effect of their financial influence on elections and legislation is difficult to assess primarily because their state and local affiliates are not required to give complete disclosure of their funds under the federal Labor-Relations Reporting and Disclosure Act. And it is that money that school reformers run up against when they propose improvements to American public schools which threaten to curb the power of teacher unions.