IFT President Dan Montgomery issued the following statement upon news of the end of the CTU strike:
“The 103,000 members of the Illinois Federation of Teachers stand proudly with the Chicago Teachers Union. We thank you for your courage to fight for equity and justice in public education. Congratulations on winning a contract that honors the dignity and respect that students, teachers, and school staff deserve and helps to deliver to all the children of Chicago the education and services they need.
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The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) represents 103,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in PreK-12 school districts throughout Illinois, faculty and staff at Illinois’ community colleges and universities, public employees under every statewide elected constitutional officer, and retirees.