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May 28, 2020

(via the Illinois Federation of Teachers)

During a shortened four-day session that ended early Sunday morning, the Illinois House and Senate convened last week for the first time since early March to pass a state budget and address critical COVID-19 relief efforts. Read...

May 21, 2020

(via the American Federation of Teachers)

AFT Buys PPE for Public Safety and Healthcare Members

After more than 5 weeks of waiting, fingers crossed that it would arrive safely and without incident at customs, AFT has begun distributing close to $3 million in PPE to front...

April 30, 2020

The IFPE RC units (RC-29, RC-45, and RC-56, all under the Governor) are in the process of bargaining the issue of premium pay and sick leave benefits for those employees who are excluded form FFCRA. We will keep you updated as things progress.

Continue to stay safe...

April 24, 2020

(via the Illinois Federation of Teachers)

Friday Afternoon News Updates

Yesterday, Governor Pritzker made the announcement that the Stay-At-Home order will be extended through May 30, with some exceptions. In addition, beginning May 1, Illinoisans are required to wear a...

April 20, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,

I hope you are all well and are minding the Illinois Stay at Home Order. These are unprecedented times for all and the IFPE has been responding to questions and concerns from members and addressing with appropriate agencies. Agencies have been resp...

April 18, 2020

(via Dan Montgomery, Illinois Federation of Teachers President)

Even before the COVID-19 health crisis, Illinois had a lot of bills to pay, and our current tax structure was hurting more than helping. Working people, many of whom were on the front lines of the crisis, s...

April 16, 2020

(via Lorretta Johnson, AFT Secretary-Treasurer)

As you know, on April 1 AFT launched a new member benefit – Trauma Counseling.

As we were working on our outreach on this new program, we heard from a number of leaders that our members and their families are feeling the tr...

April 11, 2020

Friday Afternoon News Updates

It has been the toughest week yet here in Illinois, with Governor Pritzker announcing the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths on Wednesday and similarly high numbers throughout the week. As of today, our state has a total of 17,...

April 8, 2020

(via the American Federation of Teachers)

Public Employees Mental Health Support

Public employees are working everyday to maintain our society through remote work or in our worksites.  AFT has partnered with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America to pull toget...

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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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