Members fighting powerfully for a strong union and the future we all deserve.
The future we all deserve is an Illinois where we win:
Full and equitable funding for all levels of education and public services
Economic and social justice in communities anchored by strong public schools
Respect and voice for all workers
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENTS
LEE ANN GEMMINGEN
Jon monique manuel
who we represent
The Illinois Federation of Teachers represents a broad spectrum of professionals in four membership divisions, as well as retirees in each.
IFT represents Pre-K teachers in school districts throughout Illinois
as well as retired teachers.
IFT represents paraprofessionals and school-related personnel
in PreK-12 districts, colleges and universities throughout Illinois.
IFT represents higher education faculty, staff, and graduate employees at Illinois public universities and community colleges across Illinois.
IFT represents public employees in many Illinois state agencies, including the Illinois State Board of Education, the comptroller's office, and the secretary of state's office.
The IFT is governed by a triennial convention at which all federation members are represented by elected delegates of our unions. Convention delegates set broad policies and goals for the union movement
As a member, you are part of your local union, the IFT with over 100,000 members, the AFT comprised of more than 1.4 million members, and the 10 million strong AFL-CIO.
IFT is committed to building power and engaging in social and economic issues. We're always looking for qualified professionals and volunteers to get involved in this important work.
IFT's constitution contains the fundamental principles that govern the operation of our organization.