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Strong unions mean strong communities because unions help all workers.


Organizing a union is about getting more rights and more power.


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If passed by voters on Nov. 8, the Workers’ Rights Amendment (WRA) would amend the Illinois Constitution to guarantee the fundamental rights of workers to unionize and collectively bargain.

This November, vote yes 4 workers!

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We were all born into a racist society. Though it is not our fault, racism is all of our problem and dismantling it is all of our responsibility.


Let's rise to every challenge. Let's seize every opportunity. Let's overcome every setback. Let's win every battle. Let's lead IFT to be better, stronger, larger, tougher, and more powerful than ever before.

Dan Montgomery President, Illinois Federation of Teachers