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

STACY DAVIS GATES

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

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JANE A. RUSSELL

SECRETARY TREASURER

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FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
MICHAEL DAY
LOCAL 3939
jeff adkins-dutro
LOCAL 780
veronica aguirre
LOCAL 4408
beth anderson
LOCAL 604
elaine barlos
LOCAL 943
John Braglia
LOCAL 1211
Bill Briggs
LOCAL 604
Sara Echevarria
LOCAL 1
matt emigholz
LOCAL 4408
rachel esposito
LOCAL 571
STEVEN FRANKEL
LOCAL 4100
ANDREW FRIEDLIEB
LOCAL 504
LEE ANN GEMMINGEN
LOCAL 6600
SUELLEN GOEBEL
LOCAL 4818
STEVE GROSSMAN
LOCAL 1274
MICHELLE GUNDERSON
LOCAL 1
LESLIE HARDER
LOCAL 1272
 
BRANDON JOHNSON
LOCAL 1
JENNIFER JOHNSON
LOCAL 1
ANTHONY JOHNSTON
LOCAL 1600
LYNN KEARNEY
LOCAL 540
KAREN KENDALL
LOCAL 943
BRUCE KOVANEN
LOCAL 6300
JHOANNA MALDONADO
LOCAL 1
BRANDI MANY
LOCAL 809
CORINNE MCGUE
LOCAL 504
JOHN MILLER
LOCAL 4100
MARIA MORENO
LOCAL 1
SEAN NOONAN
LOCAL 1600
Chuck Noud
LOCAL 743
Cyndi Oberle-Dahm
LOCAL 434
Duane Peiffer
LOCAL 1642
Jackson Potter
LOCAL 1
Kelly Regnier
LOCAL 504
Kristen Ryan
LOCAL 604
Jesse Sharkey
LOCAL 1
Michael Sitch
LOCAL 1925
Terry Turley
LOCAL 1220
LaShawn Wallace
LOCAL 1
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.

Teachers

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

 

PSRPs

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

higher education

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

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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