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LATEST ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE NEWS FROM THE IFT
DEVOS CONSIDERS BUYING GUNS FOR TEACHERS
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering a proposal to use federal funding to purchase guns for educators.
COME JOIN US
AFT IFT Local 943 is planning a legislative picnic right here at our Orland Park office on September 8th.
SHOW THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE "COMMITTED TO MY UNION."
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's Janus decision in June, it is more important than ever that IFT members demonstrate our solidarity with the labor movement!
IFT RESPONSE TO SUPREME COURT DECISION IN JANUS v AFSCME
In the case of Janus vs. AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned more than 40 years of legal precedent.
OPPOSE THE 3 PERCENT SALARY INCREASE LIMIT
The attacks on educators have been relentless. Bruce Rauner didn't start this trend, but he has turned it into an art form.
RETIREES WILL NOT BE PENALIZED FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHING 120 DAYS A YEAR
RTA proposed legislation, Sponsored by Senator Andy Manar, has passed both chambers unanimously, 111-0 in the House and 58-0 in the Senate.
LOCAL 943 ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FOR 2018
In May, Local 943 awarded the children of two of our members the AFT Local 943 Scholarships for 2018.
PARAPROFESSIONALS MUST NOW REGISTER THEIR LICENSES
Due to a law change in the last few years, paraprofessionals must now register their licenses.
AFT LOCAL 943 JOINS MARCH FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS
On February 24th, AFT Local 943 members, along with their friends and families boarded a bus to Daley Plaza for the Working People’s Day of Action – meeting up with even more members at the location.
NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE -- HOW GOOGLE TOOK OVER THE CLASSROOM
The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.
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