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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EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENTS

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

matt emigholz
LOCAL 4408

rachel esposito
LOCAL 571

zEIDRE fOSTER
LOCAL 1

STEVEN FRANKEL

LOCAL 4100
ANDREW FRIEDLIEB
LOCAL 504

LEE ANN GEMMINGEN
LOCAL 6600

SUELLEN GOEBEL
LOCAL 4818

LESLIE HARDER
LOCAL 1272
 
BRANDON JOHNSON
LOCAL 1

JENNIFER JOHNSON
LOCAL 1

ANTHONY JOHNSTON
LOCAL 1600

lynn kearney

LOCAL 540

BRUCE KOVANEN

LOCAL 6300

JHOANNA MALDONADO
LOCAL 1
BRANDI MANY
LOCAL 809

CORINNE MCGUE
LOCAL 504

JOHN MILLER
LOCAL 4100

MARIA MORENO
LOCAL 1

Cyndi oberle-Dahm

LOCAL 434

SEAN NOONAN
LOCAL 1600

Chuck Noud
LOCAL 743

duane peiffer
LOCAL 1642

JACKSON POTTER
LOCAL 1

Kelly Regnier
LOCAL 504
Kristen Ryan
LOCAL 604

Jesse Sharkey
LOCAL 1

PANKAJ SHARMA

LOCAL 1274

Michael Sitch
LOCAL 1925

Terry Turley
LOCAL 1220

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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