Coalition asks court to side with unions on pensions based on insurance decision

Scales of justice

Coalition urges court to consider significant Kanerva v. Weems decision, seek judgment in their favor SPRINGFIELD – Yesterday, the We Are One Illinois coalition, along with other plaintiffs, filed a motion in Sangamon County urging the Circuit ... Read more

IEA Higher Education Conference

Step into Leadership - IEA Higher Ed Conf.

October 10-11, 2014 Sheraton Suites Elk Grove Village, IL Join us this fall for the IEA Higher Education Conference. The conference registration fee is $25 per member. Buy one get one free registration scholarships are available through the ... Read more

Tell the Chicago Tribune to stop bashing teachers and public schools


It's unfortunate that the Chicago Tribune, which employs many first rate reporters covering news and politics, has an editorial board that is committed to advancing the agenda of those who wish to privatize public education. There is supposed to be a ... Read more

IEA-NEA Education Scholarship

IEANEA Education Scholarship

The IEA-NEA has established a scholarship program that is open to all children/legal wards of current IEA-NEA members. All children/legal wards of deceased, divorced, or IEA-Retired members are eligible to apply, regardless of child’s age or marital ... Read more

2014 Outreach to Teach

outreach to teach

Scores of volunteers descended on Prairie Central School District in June to help give various buildings a fresh new look. Members of the IEA Student Program and IEA-Retired paired up with others to work on a gymnasium, hallway, cafeteria and stage ... Read more

SIUC unions win furlough fight, university acted illegally


Aug. 4, 2014 – Carbondale, IL – An administrative law judge for the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (IELRB) has found that the administration for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) acted illegally during a 2011 contract ... Read more

IPACE Recommended Candidates

Decision 2014

Download a list of the latest IPACE recommended candidates for the 2014 election. NOTE: IPACE recommendation meetings are still taking place. This list will be updated as more recommendations are made. IPACE Recommended State ... Read more

Professional development anytime, anywhere!


This pilot project is now available from IEA, IFT and ISBE! Join your colleagues in the online professional development pilot program now offered through the Illinois State Board of Education. Educators from Illinois have recently completed ... Read more

Frerichs tours state to tout IEA recommendation


State Sen. Mike Frerichs is appearing with IEA members around the state this week to talk about his support for public education and to acknowledge IEA's recommendation from him for the state treasurer's office. At an appearance in Springfield ... Read more

IEA announces statewide recommendations for constitutional officers


The state’s largest education employee union has announced its candidate recommendations for the state offices of treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state and attorney general. The Illinois Education Association (IEA), representing over 130,000 ... Read more

Public comments wanted for educator license renewal

ISBE Springfield

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved the initial review of the educator license renewal process through the proposed rule, part 25. The proposed rule would implement a new license renewal process that would include the ... Read more

State Board, IFT and IEA recognize almost 30 exemplary educators for their performance


The Illinois Education Association is proud to announce 18 members who were honored by the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Education Association as the best in their field of expertise during the ... Read more

ISBE & IARSS Summer Conference

the Trail

June 17-18 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.  This two day summer conference from the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents is designed to: Update and expand educators' ... Read more

Summer Leadership Academy 2014

SLA - Summer Leadership Academy

July 22 – 25, 2014 Illinois State University Normal, Illinois Hundreds of Illinois Education Association leaders (elected, appointed, emerging, and aspiring) will gather together this summer for training on both the fundamental and advanced ... Read more

Educators and school officials urge lawmakers to pass Gov. Quinn’s budget plan


Leaders of the state’s top education employee unions have joined with school administrators to urge members of the Illinois legislature to pass the governor’s recommended budget. The Illinois Education Association (IEA), the Illinois Federation of ... Read more

TRIP Benefit Choice Period, May 1 through June 2


The Benefit Choice Period will be May 1 through June 2, 2014, for all Teachers’ Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP) benefit recipients. The FY2015 Benefit Choice Options booklet contains the latest information regarding the Benefit Choice Period ... Read more

Showdown at the IEA RA


More than 1200 IEA members had ringside seats for the first round in what promises to be a brutal fight over who will be the next governor of Illinois. Every Chicago TV news operation was on hand at the IEA Representative Assembly on Friday ... Read more

IEA members lobby in Springfield


IEA members came to the State Capitol in Springfield today to lobby their state senators and representatives to urge their support for our campaign to build A Better Illinois - a state where those with lower incomes pay lower rates, and those with ... Read more

IEA opposing attack on IMRF benefits


A proposal that would eliminate inflation protection for participants in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) is strongly opposed by IEA and other unions representing public employees. Amendment #1 to House Bill 3898, sponsored by ... Read more

SCORE grant recipient’s students say “Thanks!”


Marissa Kall from Pleasant Ridge Elementary School in Glenview was able to purchase new stringed instruments for students who couldn't afford rental fees because she applied for and was given a $1,000 SCORE grant. This was the first year for the ... Read more