Behind the Scenes of NEA’s Endorsement: Which Affiliates Backed Clinton?
There has been a great deal of media interest in the National Education Association’s decision to endorse Hillary Clinton in the primary campaign. On paper, it joins its sister union, the American Federation of Teachers, and increases pressure on other on-the-fence labor groups to make up their own minds.
Behind the scenes, the NEA’s endorsement process was a lot more complicated, and even contested, than it looks. Let’s dig in.