• Reminders

    Important Dates:

    HCAFA Executive Committee Meetings, Fall 2019.  Most meetings are at Harper L200.

    • Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 11:30 – 2:00
    • Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 9:30 – 11:00,  meeting at IEA Office, 553 N. Court, #210, Palatime
    • Fri., Nov. 15, 2019, 11:30 – 2:00
    • Fri., Dec. 6,  2019, 11:30 – 2:00, General Meeting: Election of Officers and Vote on Changes to Bylaws

    Light Meal Served

    For information or to check if the time or location has been changed, call Hasmig or Amy at the IEA office.  (847 359-0300), 553 N. North Ct., Suite 210, Palatine

Message from Ken Swanson, IEA President Regarding Collective Bargaining Rights for School Employees

 This is no time to rest when it comes to protecting the rights of education employees.

Pensions are still one of our main legislative focuses for this year, but the threat to collective bargaining is immediate and we are asking you to act now.

Word is circulating in the General Assembly that some representatives may try to put together a specific bill to diminish collective bargaining rights for school employees. There is no specific bill number as yet, but that doesn’t mean the attack won’t happen. Members of the legislature are being informally polled about their support for the issue.

We must put a stop to the assault on collective bargaining before it happens. Call your state representatives now<http://msg4svc.net/cenig/333462/76/157179/1888/0/S/0/0/qhhq.html> and tell them that since its inception in 1984, the collective bargaining law has:

 *   Dramatically reduced the number of strikes;
 *   Regulated labor relations, and;
 *   Given school employees an effective professional voice in improving our schools.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to oppose any attempt to diminish the collective bargaining rights of school employees.

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