Press Release

WHAT: Rally in support of Carbondale Education Association (CEA) members and for a fair contract.

WHO: CEA members, Carbondale Education Support Professional Association (CESPA) members, Carbondale Elementary School District 95 (CES 95) students, families, friends and community members

WHERE: Carbondale Middle School (1150 E. Grand Ave., Carbondale)

WHEN: Mon., Sept 30, 4:30 p.m.

NOTE: Following the rally, the CEA bargaining team and CES Board of Education will meet with a federal mediator.


The 135,000 member Illinois Education Association (IEA-NEA) is the state’s largest education employee’s organization. IEA represents preK-12 teachers outside of the city of Chicago and education support staff, higher education faculty, retired education employees and students preparing to become teachers, statewide.