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District 228 teachers publicly post offer after contract negotiations stall, take...

MIDLOTHIAN – The members of Bremen High School District 228 Joint Faculty Association (BHSD228-JFA) submitted the organization’s last contractual offer to the Illinois Educational...

Illinois Education Association wins Emmy for IEA Teacher Stories

CHICAGO – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) last weekend won an Emmy at the 61st Annual Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Awards. The IEA won for...
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Education Support Staff will pack board meeting, encourage school board to...

ONEIDA – Members of the ROWVA Support Education Association (RSEA) will pack tonight’s Community Unit School District 208 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. An...

Legislative Update for Nov. 14, 2019

The 2019 veto session wrapped up this week and the IEA had several big victories for public education and public unions, including around the...
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IEA passes legislation to combat paraprofessional shortage in Illinois schools

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked to pass legislation that will give people additional avenues to become licensed paraprofessionals in Illinois. Both...
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IEA helps pass legislation to reaffirm workplace rights for employees

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) worked alongside several unions to pass Senate Bill 1784 (SB 1784) to help protect the privacy of...
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Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin regarding court ruling in fair...

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA) released the following statement regarding the Seventh Circuit Court’s decision in the Mooney vs. IEA case. In light...

IEA Awards – Nomination deadlines extended to Jan. 15

Nominate a fellow IEA member for one of these 9 awards.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: District 228 educators, community, IEA members to rally for...

Wear blue and stand in support of BHS-D228-JFA bargaining team ahead of mediation session.
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New teacher contract agreement means big wins for Mendota elementary students,...

MENDOTA – Tonight, the Mendota Education Association (MEA) elementary and middle school teachers officially got a new contract. The MEA voted to ratify the...
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Decatur support personnel support DFTA walkout

DECATUR – The following quote can be attributed to Decatur Educational Support Personnel Association President Dawn Clark: “The Decatur Educational Support Personnel Association wants the...
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Decatur Education Association stands with teaching assistants

DECATUR – The following quote can be attributed to Decatur Education Association (DEA) President Chrissy Petitt: “The Decatur Education Association stands united with the Decatur...
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Mendota Education Association and Board of Education reach tentative agreement, strike...

MENDOTA – The following statement is attributable to MEA Co-Vice Presidents Brandon Scheppers and Rachel Sabin and Board President Sean Pappas: “The Mendota Elementary School...
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Mendota teachers file unfair labor practices after district threatens teachers, tries...

MENDOTA – On Tuesday, the Mendota Education Association (MEA) filed two unfair labor practices (ULP) with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB) against Mendota...
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Statewide #RedforEd day in support of Mendota, Addison and...

Wear red and share pictures on social media using the hashtags #MendotaMatters #ATA4Kids #StandWithCTU #IFTStrong
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With strike date looming, hundreds of teachers, community members and parents...

ADDISON – The Addison Teachers’ Association (ATA) will be rallying with community members for a fair contract this evening. The rally comes two days before...
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Mendota Board of Education walks out of bargaining session, cancels Sunday’s...

Hundreds of community members, teachers, parents to rally on Sunday MENDOTA – After a few hours of bargaining, and before reaching a deal, the District 289...
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Addison teachers file intent to strike notice, pave way for strike

ADDISON – The Addison Teachers’ Association (ATA) filed its intent to strike notice with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB). The notice allows...
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Mendota teachers set up hotline, urge community to call board and...

MENDOTA – The Mendota Education Association (MEA) launched a hotline community members can use to call the District 289 Board of Education (BOE) at 1-844-311-3378. ...
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Mendota Strike Update: Board refuses to meet with Mendota teachers, students...

 MENDOTA — Mendota Education Association (MEA) held a press conference this morning to urge community members to call on Mendota School District 289 Board of...

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