The Florida Education Association represents 140,000 members who work in Florida’s public schools, colleges and universities. The membership consists of teachers, bus drivers, faculty members, school secretaries, custodians, cafeteria workers, educational aides, librarians, painters, media technicians and bus mechanics. Members work with Florida’s public-school children and college students in their pursuit of quality education.

The American Federation of Teachers works to improve the lives of over one million members and their families, to give voice to their professional, economic and social aspirations, to strengthen the institutions in which we work, to improve the quality of the services we provide, to bring together all members to assist and support one another and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in our union, our nation and the world.

The National Education Association, America’s oldest and largest organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. Founded in 1857 in Philadelphia and now headquartered in Washington, D.C., NEA proudly claims more than 2.6 million members who work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliates in every state as well as in over 13,000 local communities across the United States.

The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 66 national and international labor unions. The unions represent 13 million working women and men of every race, ethnicity, and walk of life. We are teachers and teamsters, musicians and miners, firefighters and farm workers, bakers and bottlers, engineers and editors, pilots and public employees, doctors and nurses, painters and laborers – and more.