Posts tagged Illinois Federation of Teachers
Illinois: UNIONS SPEND NEARLY $5M TO PUSH PROPERTY TAX HIKES THROUGH AMENDMENT 1
June 29, 2022 // Illinoisans already suffer under the highest state and local tax burden in the Midwest, thanks to generous contracts and retirements won by powerful public unions from the elected leaders they helped bankroll. If Illinois becomes the only state to enshrine union powers in its constitution, taxpayers will face ever greater demands. progressive tax, fair tax, Mike Madigan, Boeing, Caterpillar, Citadel, constitutional amendment
MORE THAN 38,000 WORKERS HAVE LEFT GOVERNMENT UNIONS IN ILLINOIS
April 15, 2022 // The unions’ own federal reports show 9% of workers have chosen to break away from unions since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME. More than 38,000 state and local government workers across Illinois have chosen not to join or pay a government union since the U.S. Supreme Court restored that right in 2018 in Janus v. AFSCME.
Proviso Teachers Strike For First Time In Two Decades
March 7, 2022 // Proviso teachers have been working without a contract since last June. The average teacher salary in D209 is around $76,000 — nearly 30% lower than the roughly $87,000 average of high school districts in the Chicago area, according to an analysis of state data provided by teachers. The average teaching experience in the district is roughly 13 years and about three quarters of teachers in D209 have a master’s degree.
Tensions Flare Again Amid D209 Teacher Contract Talks
February 27, 2022 // The Proviso Teachers Union (PTU) and District 209 administrators could not come to a collective bargaining agreement during the most recent federally mediated session held Feb. 23, PTU leaders said.
‘Our Patience Has Run Out’ — Proviso Teachers Union Sets Feb. 18 Strike Date
February 16, 2022 // As of the 2020-21 school year, the average teacher salary over the last five years in D209 was $75,698, well below Morton District 201 ($83,323), Leyden District 212 ($96,416) and Oak Park and River Forest District 200 ($104,887).