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IEA Legislative Update for May 24, 2019

One week and counting! That is how much time is left before the scheduled adjournment of the spring legislative session of the 101st Illinois General Assembly. Most of the discussions are focused solely on the passage of a budget and a possible capital bill.
IEA delivers 55,000 signatures, pushes for lawmakers to repeal the 3 before they leave

IEA delivers 55,000 signatures, pushes for lawmakers to repeal the 3 before they leave

SPRINGFIELD – Educators from around the state carried file boxes filled with signed petitions to the Illinois State Capitol building today asking lawmakers to...
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Sauk Village school district attempts to relinquish local control, outsource jobs

Dozens of school employees plan to picket school board meeting in protest SAUK VILLAGE — Dozens of school employees plan to wear red and picket...

IEA honored educators from around the state

IEA honored those with an outstanding commitment to their schools, their students and to public education at this year’s IEA Representative Assembly. The IEA award recipients were nominated and chosen for their awards by their peers.

IEA Legislative Update for May 16, 2019

Legislative video update by IEA Government Relations Director Jim Reed.

IEA Legislative Update for May 10, 2019

This week, we finally got some good news about pensions. It appears we are not going to be facing a pension holiday proposal at the end of the spring legislative session.

District U-46 Educational Assistants (DUEA) stood with Sen. Tammy Duckworth as she announced the...

On Friday, May 9, members from District U-46 Educational Assistants (DUEA) stood with Sen. Tammy Duckworth as she announced the ESP Family Leave Act....
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COD Faculty Association announces Spirit Week, May 13-17

Glen Ellyn, Ill – The College of DuPage Faculty Association (CODFA) will hold a series of events the week of May 13-17 to emphasize...
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Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin on canceling pension holiday

SPRINGFIELD — The Pritzker administration announced there is no need to extend the pension payment schedule next year because of better-than-expected tax revenue.“We are...

IEA Legislative Update for May 3, 2019

The Fair Tax amendment SJRCA 1 moved from the Senate to the House with a full head of steam and a few pieces of...
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IEA releases bipartisan State of Education Report

Poll shows Illinoisans believe schools are performing poorly, teachers are underpaid, and fixing education, with input from educators, should be a top priority.
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IEA honors Sen. Andy Manar with Friend of Education award

ROSEMONT – Today U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL9) was honored with the Illinois Education Association’s (IEA) Friend of Education award for her commitment to public education.
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IEA honors Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky with Friend of Education award

ROSEMONT – Today U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL9) was honored with the Illinois Education Association’s (IEA) Friend of Education award for her commitment to public education.

IEA Legislative Update for April 12, 2019

This deadline week was everything we expected. We almost moved all of our priority bills out of the House and Senate. One proposal that...
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Statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin on $40,000 minimum salary bill passing Senate

SPRINGFIELD - The $40,000 minimum teacher salary bill, Senate Bill 10 (SB 10), passed the Illinois Senate late this morning on a vote of...
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Bill to repeal the 3 percent salary limitation passes Illinois Senate

SPRINGFIELD - Senate Bill 1952 (SB 1952) passed the Senate tonight with bipartisan support on a 51-5 vote. SB 1952 would repeal the 3...
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$40,000 minimum teacher salary bill passes House

SPRINGFIELD - The $40,000 minimum teacher salary bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives Tuesday evening on a 79-31 vote.House Bill 2018, sponsored by...

CALL TO ACTION: Help repeal the 3 percent

The bill to #repealthe3 has still not been called for a vote. That’s why we need your help now! Please call your lawmaker 1-888-412-6570. Tell them to strongly encourage House leadership to call the bill before lawmakers leave for break on Friday.

IEA Legislative Update for April 5, 2019

Legislative video update by IEA Government Relations Director Jim Reed.
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IEA-backed legislation to ease teacher shortage crisis unanimously passes committee, heads to Senate floor

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA)-initiated bill to repeal the 3 percent salary limit law passed out of the Senate Education Committee with...