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
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
LEE ANN GEMMINGEN
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.
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 APP: ADVOCACY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS