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December 25, 2019

The Illinois Federation of Public Employees, IFPE Local 4408 would like to wish all of its members and their families a happy and restful holiday season, and a productive and successful 2020.

December 16, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

We had a mediation session with management on Monday, December 16th. Unfortunately it did not end with a tentative agreement.

We were given a “Last, Best and Final” offer from management.

What does that mean? We will be bringing the offer to the memb...

December 15, 2019

(via the Illinois Federation of Teachers)

RSVP TODAY for your Regional PAC meeting

The 2020 General Election will be vitally important, and it starts with the March 17th Primary Election. Elected officials make important decisions about our schools, colleges, and univers...

November 22, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

The IFT Local 4407 and IFPE Local 4408 bargaining team met with management on November 20th. We bargained with the assistance of a Federal Mediator. There were counter proposals back and forth from both parties.  Although progress was made, no tent...

November 18, 2019

(via the Illinois Federation of Teachers)

As I write this column, I honestly have to say that I have never have felt more excited about our union and our members than I do right now. Everywhere I look in the IFT, I see our union in action. I can feel the power and energ...

November 8, 2019

(via Rene Mandin)

Solidarity from IFPE Local 4408 members in the Illinois Attorney General Office! We want a fair contract now!

November 6, 2019

(via the Illinois Federation of Teachers)

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 you...

October 30, 2019

A general membership meeting will be held on the following dates to update the members on developments with our contract negotiation talks with management.



October 24, 2019

(via the American Federation of Teachers)

The CTU family needs our support as they strike for themselves and for the schools our students deserve. AFT will continue to provide critical resources to the CTU, but more is always needed. Please consider donating to support...

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About IFPE

The Illinois Federation of Public Employees, Local 4408, represents approximately 1,500 working men and women employed in the public sector in the State of Illinois. Together, our members are employed in over sixty professional titles in twenty separate State agencies, as well as a number of educational facilities and the offices of Sangamon County Government.


Matthew Emigholz:  President

Veronica Aguirre: Executive Vice President

Sheri Vaughan: Secretary

Gwendolyn Harrison: Treasurer

Illinois Federation of Public Employees |  Local 4408

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