Southwest Suburban Federation of Teachers

Southwest Suburban Federation of Teachers

AFT Local 943


Membership in Local 943 affords you the following benefits:

  • Dedicated officers who have a great deal of experience servicing our members

  • One of the best political and legislative action programs in the IFT

  • Local Defense Fund which enables Local 943 to support members' rights and contract enforcement

  • Moral and economic support for councils on strike

  • Local 943 Senate is the representative body according to formula in Local Constitution

  • Local 943 shares an IFT regional office that provides a service center for our members

  • Regular communication with our members through our newspaper -AFTerthoughts, Senate meetings, personal contacts, and electronic communication

  • Delegates sent to IFT and AFT Conventions so that all local members are represented

  • Members who actively participate on IFT and AFT Committees

  • Members attend the AFT TEACH and PSRP Conferences

  • Members attend the IFT Leadership and PSRP Conferences

  • Local 943 pays for members to attend servicing courses at the IFT and AFT Union Leadership Institutes

  • TEACH Program provides assistance with Recertification requirement

  • Members trained in MVP Courses

  • Membership Services Specialist who provides service for our members

  • $1,000,000 Occupational Liability Insurance

  • Grievance Handling to defend your rights

  • Personal participation in decisions affecting your profession

  • $10,000 Accidental Death Benefit payable to your designated beneficiary

  • Subscriptions to various Union publications

  • Affiliation with the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), the American Federation of Teachers, (AFT) and AFL-CIO

  • The many benefits available through AFT +

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