Press Release

WHO: Murphysboro Education Association (MEA) members, students and community

WHAT: Rally for a fair contract

WHERE: Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall (203 S. 9th St., Murphysboro)

WHEN: Mon., Oct. 7 at 5 p.m.

NOTE: Please note attached document regarding financials related to bargaining the contract. Tonight’s mediation session begins at 5 p.m. at a separate location. For additional details about tonight’s bargaining session, please reach out to IEA Media Relations Director Bridget Shanahan at 708.341.4361.


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.