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Throughout the twists and turns of the COVID-19 pandemic, IFT locals around the state have played a powerful role in negotiating school closures and reopenings.

At the state-level, IFT has pushed for clear guidance on what level of spread would cause schools to close, manditory mask-wearing, proper ventilation, and testing. Without clarity and consistency from the state, some districts have not prioritized the well-being of school staff, and the IFT and other unions have been forced to draw a hard line against reopening schools.

These stories below are just a few examples of how the IFT and our local unions have partnered to ensure decisions are being made with student well-being and educator safety first and foremost.

Together we are #IFTSTRONG.

PROVISO TEACHERS COUNCIL, LOCAL 571

How Proviso teacher’s union continues to fight to allow teachers to work from safe  remote locations

When the union and it’s members organize and partner with parents for the health and safety of public school buildings, students, and community, good things happen.

WEST SUBURBAN TEACHERS UNION, LOCAL 571

How Proviso teacher’s union continues to fight to allow teachers to work from safe  remote locations

When the union and it’s members organize and partner with parents for the health and safety of public school buildings, students, and community, good things happen.

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