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Glen Ellyn Education Association recommends candidates for District 41 Board of Education race

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 62 school board...

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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Statement on Gov. Pritzker’s proposed budget

SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin.“Today marks a new day and a new focus for education...

You did it! 3 percent bill moves out of committee

The House Personnel and Pension Committee moved the 3 percent repeal bill out of committee this morning so it could be heard on the...
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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...

Legislation to repeal the 3 percent TRS/SURS salary limitation introduced in the Illinois Senate...

Ask your state senator to support SB 60 and your state representative to support HB 350. 
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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.
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Geneva Education Association presents offer to Board of Education, strike date looms

GENEVA — The Geneva Education Association (GEA) presented a contract offer to the Geneva School District 304 Board of Education during negotiations tonight with hope of avoiding a strike and reaching a tentative agreement.