Legislative Agenda

The IFT supports legislative initiatives that guarantee high-quality public schools and provide every Illinois student with a world class education and a bright future. The IFT also promotes policies that protect our members' professions and the bargaining rights of all working people, especially those professionals who have dedicated their lives to public service. Through the IFT’s Department of Political Activities, our union supports legislative policy and political objectives at the community, state and national levels.  Our mission is carried out through an aggressive, organized program of advocacy and year-round monitoring.  

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KEY IFT ISSUES

The Illinois Federation of Teachers takes a stance on numerous issues affecting our members each year, here are some of those key issue areas.

PUBLIC EDUCATION

Regardless of income or zip code, every child deserves a high-quality education — from early childhood through higher education.
 

PUBLIC SERVICES

Illinois citizens deserve excellent public services from qualified public employee professionals.

CIVIL & WORKPLACE RIGHTS

Job safety, wage fairness, freedom from discrimination, affordable healthcare and retirement security are fundamental elements of a strong society.

ECONOMIC SECURITY

The IFT advocates for fair wages, overtime protections, pay equity, fair tax reforms, and retirement security that all workers deserve.

Now more than ever, it's important that your elected officials hear from you. Office visits and phone calls are the most effective way to have your voice heard.

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