• Reminders

  • HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings listed below. Meetings start at 9:30 AM. All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions. Dates as follows:

    • April 28
    • May 12 (TBD)
    • June 23 (TBD)
  • For information, contact HCAFA President Robert Allare at hcafapresident@gmail.com Unfortunately, our local Illinois Education Association office in Palatine is closed due to the pandemic, but messages (847.359.0300) are forwarded to us. For an emergency situation, you may contact the HCAFA President via email (hcafapresident@gmail.com) or IEA's central office in Springfield at https://ieanea.org/ieaconnect/ for telephone and live chat during their limited weekday hours as well as the email option. 

Supreme Court Case May Have Major Implications for Union and Public Education

The US Supreme Court is hearing a case that could have major implications for you, your union and for public education. The email below from IEA contains information and links that will help you understand Friedrichs vs California Teachers Association. We will be hearing a lot about this case so be sure to watch for updates.
As you probably have heard, on  Monday, January 11, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Friedrichs v California Teachers Association case. What the justices decide could have a major impact on our members and working people across the nation.

 IEA is a active participant in the Friedrichs case; IEA Government Relations and the IEA Legal Department helped identify Republican state legislators, school districts and school administrators who signed on to amici briefs filed in support of the California Teachers Association.

Between now and this June, when the Court’s decision is expected, you and your members can expect to see many newspaper editorials and op-ed columns devoted to Friedrichs. There is a good chance your members will ask you for information.

We want you to have the resources needed to communicate about this case with your members, the public and the media. This email contains links and attachments that provide background information and tools to help you in member and media outreach and member engagement efforts.
To ensure you are well informed about this matter, please make sure you follow IEANEA on Twitter and that you have “liked” IEANEA on Facebook. Make it a habit to share on social media the information IEA and NEA will be posting in the coming months about this and other crucial issues. It’s an easy way to ensure your members stay connected to IEA.
If you have questions, please contact me.
Charles McBarron
IEA Communications 

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