This week, WGLT is running a four-part special series about the teacher shortage facing Illinois schools. UFEA President Lindsey Dickinson and IEA UniServ Director Ben Matthews are both featured in the story. Part 1, entitled "Skipping School: Why Teachers Quit, And How To Stop It", airs … Read more about From WGLT > Skipping School: Illinois’ Teacher Shortage
On August 2, I attended a few trainings at the IEA office. Amazing things were shared that I wanted to pass on. NEA Member Benefits is an amazing website that allows union members to receive discounts on a variety of items. Every Mother's Day I send my mother flowers and receive a discount from … Read more about From the President: August 3, 2018
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I hope you are all having a fantastic summer. I cannot believe that it is the middle of July already. Time goes way too fast. The NEA RA in Minneapolis was an amazing experience. David Hogg came to speak with us. It was one of the most moving speeches I have witnessed. So much was learned and … Read more about From the President: July 19, 2018
IEA Region 14 will be marching in the Bloomington Labor Day Parade on September 3, 2018. As we figure out logistics, we'll announce them. For now, please save the date, spread the word, and plan to march with your fellow union members! Any IEA member is welcome to join us! Feel free to print … Read more about Labor Day Parade September 3, 2018: Save the Date & March with Us!
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The last-minute pension proposal introduced as part of the budget package has several components, the most concerning of which is a decrease to 3 percent from the current 6 percent that employers can offer educators in both the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) and State Universities Retirement … Read more about 3% Pension Changes: FAQ & Call to Action
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