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Retirees Support SB 2404
Statewide retiree support for the negotiated pension-solution bill, SB 2404, is strong and growing.
Illinois Federation of Teachers Stands with CTU and our Communities
IFT President Montgomery issued the following statement in response to Chicago school officials announcing their plan to close 61 schools.
Teachers Union Responds to Budget Address
Illinois Federation of Teachers President Dan Montgomery issues statement in response to Gov. Quinn's budget address.
Teachers Union Responds to Statehouse Action
In response to a series of House floor amendments that will not be afforded public debate in a committee hearing today, Illinois Federation of Teachers President Dan Montgomery issued the following statement.
IFT Supports Education Funding Recommendation
Statement of IFT President Daniel J. Montgomery on the Illinois State Board of Education’s recommendation to fully fund General State Aid at the 2010 Foundation Level set by the legislature.
We Are One Illinois Releases Studies on Pension Benefit Cuts and Recommendations for a Way Forward
Leaders of the We Are One Illinois coalition held joint press conferences in Chicago and Springfield today to release pension studies and call for a summit with lawmakers in January.
Advance Illinois “Report Card” on Education Misses the Mark
The IFT finds that the latest report on the state of Illinois schools from corporate-funded Advance Illinois omits some important information.
Education Budget Cutting Proposal Bad for Western Illinois
Teachers, professors and paraprofessionals joined IFT President Dan Montgomery at a press conference to show their support for desperately needed education funding.
GEO Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against University of Illinois
Over 30 graduate students have not received their tuition waivers. In addition, many of these students have not received paychecks for the first month of the academic year.
IFT Files Suit to Preserve Access to Affordable Healthcare for State Retirees
IFT and three other unions have filed suit against SB1313, the new law that eliminates the existing retiree health care plan for state and university employees.
IFT PENSION WATCH
Things change quickly in Springfield. Check back daily to stay-up-to-date on the latest pension legislation.
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