California School Employees Association, San Jose, CA
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$5,645,180 to winners, $3,519,710 to losers
The California School Employees Association is a California labor union representing nearly 220,000 "classified employees" from California public schools and community colleges. Classified employees are the support staff in schools that provide security, food, office, maintenance, transportation, library, media, computer and other non-teacher, non-administrator services. The association, which was founded in 1927 by a group of custodians and is run by member volunteers, lobbies on such issues as school funding, health care reform, retirement security, outsourcing, layoffs, school safety and pay. It is part of the AFL-CIO, a federation of 56 national and international unions.
Total contributions: $11,914,114
List of contributions
Source: Contribution data from National Institute on Money in State Politics
Credits: Interactive by Michael Corey, Coulter Jones and Chase Davis. Reporting by Coulter Jones. Badge design by Thomas Guffey. Additional reporting by Stanford University students enrolled in a Communications Department investigative reporting class under the direction of California Watch Editorial Director Mark Katches. The project began in January 2011. Students participating were: Devin Banerjee, Daniel Bohm, Kathleen Chaykowski, Tom Corrigan, Cassandra Feliciano, Jamie Hansen, Amy Harris, Josh Hicks, Ellen Huet, Julia James, Paul Jones, Ryan Mac, Valentina Nesci, Dean Schaffer, Elizabeth Titus and Kareem Yasin. Bohm, Hansen, Huet, Harris and Titus continued to work on the project as California Watch interns under the direction of Associate Editor Denise Zapata.