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

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...

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...

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Education Association (IEA)-initiated bill to repeal the 3 percent salary limit law passed out of the Senate Education Committee with...
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Glen Ellyn Education Association recommends candidates for District 41 Board of...

Glen Ellyn – Glen Ellyn Education Association (GEEA) today announced its recommendations for the upcoming District 41 Board of Education election. Ahead of the...
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Three District 62 teacher and staff unions announce recommendations for District...

DES PLAINES – Des Plaines Education Association (DPEA), Des Plaines Educational Support Personnel Association (DPESPA) and Des Plaines Custodial Maintenance Association (DPCMA) today announced...

IEA Legislative Update for March 8, 2019

Legislative Update by IEA Government Relations Director Jim Reed.
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$40,000 minimum teacher salary bill passes out of committee

SPRINGFIELD – Today, House Bill 2078 passed out of committee to the House floor, marking the second $40,000 minimum teacher salary bill to make it out of committee this legislative session and taking a big step toward making the $40,000 minimum salary reality.
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Rep. Davis celebrates Read Across America with Bloomington students

BLOOMINGTON – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) read to second grade students at Irving School Monday, sharing a tale about mice trying to find middle ground on declaring a national cheese.

Message from IEA President Kathi Griffin

IEA Pres. Kathi Griffin discusses Gov. J.B. Pritzker's recent budget address, his proposal for additional education funding and the IEA's number one priority to save the education profession by repealing the 3 percent salary cap.

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