ift vision

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

 

leadership

 

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENTS

jeff adkins-dutro
LOCAL 780

veronica aguirre
LOCAL 4408

beth anderson
LOCAL 604

elaine barlos
LOCAL 943

BILL BRIGGS
LOCAL 604

jennifer conant
LOCAL 1

STEVEN ELZA

LOCAL 1211

matt emigholz
LOCAL 4408

zEIDRE fOSTER
LOCAL 1

STEVEN FRANKEL

LOCAL 4100

ANDREW FRIEDLIEB
LOCAL 504
 
LEE ANN GEMMINGEN
LOCAL 6600

SUELLEN GOEBEL
LOCAL 4818

TRAVIS HATTAN
LOCAL 3939

BRANDON JOHNSON
LOCAL 1

JENNIFER JOHNSON
LOCAL 1

ANTHONY JOHNSTON

LOCAL 1600

Yvette Justice

LOCAL 604

Aaron Krall
LOCAL 6456

Leah Krippner
LOCAL 540

DEBORAH LAWSON

LOCAL 504

Tomas Lobato
LOCAL 1
 
JHOANNA MALDONADO
LOCAL 1

Jon monique manuel
LOCAL 571

BRANDI MANY
LOCAL 809

JOHN MILLER
LOCAL 4100

MICHELLE MITCHELL
LOCAL 4324

MARIA MORENO

LOCAL 1

Chuck Noud
LOCAL 743

Mickey olhava
LOCAL 1642

JACKI PAYNE
LOCAL 571

JACKSON POTTER
LOCAL 1

Kelly Regnier
LOCAL 504
Kristen Ryan
LOCAL 604

Jesse Sharkey

LOCAL 1

PANKAJ SHARMA

LOCAL 1274

Michael Sitch
LOCAL 1925

Kyle stern

LOCAL 571

troy swanson

LOCAL 1600

Terry Turley
LOCAL 1220

jennifer vaccaro
LOCAL 6297

LaShawn Wallace

LOCAL 1

Andrew weber
LOCAL 943

Christel Williams-Hayes
LOCAL 1

who we represent

The Illinois Federation of Teachers represents a broad spectrum of professionals in four membership divisions, as well as retirees in each.

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Teachers

IFT represents Pre-K teachers in school districts throughout Illinois
as well as retired teachers.

 

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PSRPs

IFT represents paraprofessionals and school-related personnel
in PreK-12 districts, colleges and universities throughout Illinois.

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higher education

IFT represents higher education faculty, staff, and graduate employees at Illinois public universities and community colleges across Illinois.

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public employees

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

The Illinois Federation of Teachers supports the continuing education of high school seniors by awarding multiple annual scholarships.

 
 

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.

As the IFT grows, the need for qualified professionals to join our ranks as staff also grows.

IFT's constitution contains the fundamental principles that govern the operation of our organization. 

IFT is committed to building power and engaging in social and economic issues. There are multiple ways to get involved in this important work.

 
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EARLY VOTING BEGAN FRIDAY, SEPT. 29