We are 135,000 strong and have a powerful voice that cannot be ignored
Our public schools need us to advocate for our students, our schools and our communities. Being a part of the Illinois Education Association strengthens our collective voice and improves the daily lives of education employees in all sorts of ways including by helping us access higher wages and addressing workload issues. Through IEA you’ll have access to the non-partisan movement that looks to make a high-quality education accessible to all children in Illinois. The movement that looks to make sure our students not only graduate from high school, but have access to outstanding community colleges and universities right here in Illinois. The movement that prepares students for the workforce and for life. The movement that is working towards making sure all our education employees from our professors and teachers to our bus drivers and maintenance crews earn a living wage. The movement that grows stronger every day and will never stop fighting for students and for public education.
Anti-union organizations like the Illinois Policy Institute are trying to silence our collective voice. The voice we use to advocate for our students, our schools and ourselves. We won’t let them.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MEMBER