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Statement from IEA Region 67 on recommendation of Lori Lightfoot for Mayor of Chicago

CHICAGO – Region 67 of the Illinois Education Association is recommending Lori Lightfoot for Mayor of Chicago in the Feb. 26 election. The recommendation follows...
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Vienna Grade School Education Association and Vienna School District No. 55 Board reach agreement...

VIENNA – In a groundbreaking agreement, the Vienna Grade School Education Association and the school board have agreed to create a “more positive and...
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Statement from Glen Ellyn Education Association on school board decision to start a national...

GEEA members plan to pack Monday school board meeting, wearing green in support of Dr. Gordon GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn Education Association (GEEA) Co-presidents...
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IEA pushes legislation to repeal 3 percent limitation to help with teacher shortage

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association initiated a bill to repeal the 3 percent salary limit law that shifts the state’s cost of paying...
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Joint statement from the Morton Education Association and the Morton School District No. 709

MORTON — The Morton Education Association (MEA) and the Morton School District No. 709 have released the following joint statement: "Morton School District No. 709 and...
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Geneva Education Association members ratify tentative agreement, end strike

GENEVA — Geneva Education Association (GEA) members today voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached by the GEA bargaining team and the District 304 Board of Education. The GEA has been on strike since Tues., Dec. 4. The tentative, five-year agreement was reached at about 4 a.m. today. The ratification vote happened this afternoon.
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Geneva School Board refuses to negotiate till Sunday, Geneva Education Association to hold rally...

GENEVA — The Geneva School District 304 School Board refuses to negotiate with the Geneva Education Association bargaining team until Sun., Dec. 9. In an attempt to convince the board to negotiate with the full GEA bargaining team sooner, GEA will hold a rally with their membership and the community at Geneva High School this afternoon.
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Statement from Morton Education Association president

MORTON — Statement from Morton Education Association President Tony Feleccia in response to School Board President Thomas Neely’s opening comments at the Morton Community Unit School District 709 School Board meeting on Tues., Dec. 4.
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Geneva Education Association teachers are on strike

GENEVA — The Geneva Education Association (GEA) is on strike starting today, Dec. 4. The following is a quote attributable to GEA President Kevin Gannon.
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Lake Forest High School Support Staff Association to voice concerns over contract at Monday...

LAKE FOREST — Members of the Lake Forest High School Support Staff Association (LFHS-SSA) will attend tonight’s Lake Forest Community High School District 115 school board meeting to express concerns over current contract negotiations with the district. LFHS-SSA President Bridget Mobile will address the board during public comments. LFHS-SSA formed their union last year and are collectively bargaining their first contract with the district.