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Organizing a union is about getting more rights and more power.


Every three years, delegates from
IFT locals around the state gather at convention to represent their colleagues and make important decisions that set our state federation’s policies and
direction. In October, about 500 delegates, leaders, and staff met in St. Louis under the theme “

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We were all born into a racist society. Though it is not our fault, racism is all of our problem and dismantling it is all of our responsibility.


Let's rise to every challenge. Let's seize every opportunity. Let's overcome every setback. Let's win every battle. Let's lead IFT to be better, stronger, larger, tougher, and more powerful than ever before.

Dan Montgomery President, Illinois Federation of Teachers

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