MURPHYSBORO – The Murphysboro Education Association (MEA) voted overwhelming on Tuesday evening to authorize a strike. The earliest MEA would go on strike would be Monday, October 1. The strike authorization vote by MEA comes after a lack of progress in negotiation sessions with Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186 Board of Education (D186 BOE), […]
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the school board oath bill (HB 4768) into law. The Illinois Education Association (IEA) helped draft the legislation that prompts school board members to look out for the best interests of students, not just taxpayers, as part of their job responsibilities.
WINNEBAGO – The Winnebago Education Association (WEA) voted nearly unanimously on Tuesday morning to authorize a strike. Unless the Winnebago Board of Education and WEA can agree to a tentative agreement before then, teachers will be on strike starting Sept. 10.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) today released the following statement from IEA President Kathi Griffin on Governor Bruce Rauner signing HB 5771, HB 5196, HB 5202, SB 1829, SB 3536, SB 2658 and HB 4742: “While the Illinois Education Association is pleased Governor Bruce Rauner signed several bills that may help education, including […]
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) today encourages the Illinois General Assembly to consider SB 3622, a bill introduced by State Sen Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) that will revert the end-of-career retirement benefit for educators in the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) and State Universities System (SURS) from three percent back to six percent.
SCHILLER PARK – The NEA Foundation announced that Louise Stompor, a fourth/fifth grade reading specialist and National Board Certified Teacher at Washington School in Schiller Park, Illinois, is one of 46 public school educators who will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala […]
Elgin – District U-46 Educational Assistants (DUEA), an Illinois Education Association local comprised of 600 para-educators, tonight is asking the school board to approve additional funds requested by the district for all DUEA members. Hundreds of DUEA members plan to attend the U-46 board meeting and to hold an informational picket beforehand.
SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a 5-4 decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case that was bankrolled by corporate interest groups that wanted to rig the economic system further in their favor and make it even harder for working people to stand united.