Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation Presentation

ADJUNCT UNION MEETING in P111 – Studio Theater
SATURDAY 8/21/10 from 8 – 8:50am
Food Provided!

  • Fall Adjunct Facuty UnionĀ Meeting is from 8:00am to 8:50am in P111. Refreshments in the foyer.
  • Details about Senate and Officer Elections
  • Salaries for theĀ 2010-2011 school year given.
  • Future projects
  • Good chance to sign-up if you haven’t already.

General Meeting with CLC VP of Educational Affaires starts at 9:00 am

CLC-AFO, a Council of Local 504

At the general meeting on 17 Sept 2005, we adjuncts discussed affiliation with Local 504, and an election in October made that affiliation official. IFT’s Local 504, the Lake County Federation of Teachers, is a Gurnee-based Federated Local within the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Federated Local 504 consists of unions, like ours, that consolidate the housekeeping of their organizations and pool their resources. These unions (which are called “Councils” within Local 504) share the critical infrastructure of full-time staff, the building in Gurnee on Ambrogio Drive, and a smooth-running financial system. Each council remains entirely independent with respect to their bylaws, their organizations, and their negotiations with employers. Of course, Local 504’s is carefully supervised by an Executive Board, with representatives from your union in attendance.

IFT and Adjunct Unions

We are organized under the auspices of the Illinois Federation of Teachers. That is why your Membership Authorization Card mentions the IFT-AFT / AFL-CIO. The IFT’s support was one key to our organizing drive. The full-time CLC faculty belong to the CLC Federation of Teachers (CLCFT), Local 2394, IFT-AFT / AFL-CIO.

Where else does the IFT represent adjuncts?
The IFT represents adjuncts at 8 other Illinois state community colleges:

  • Blackhawk College (Moline)
  • Elgin Community College (Elgin)
  • Hartland Community College (Normal)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (Palos Hills)
  • Parkland Community College (Champaign)
  • Richland Community College (Decatur)
  • Southwestern College (Belleville)
  • South Suburban College (South Holland – newly organized as of November 7th, 2004)

Across the nation, our national union, the AFT, represents over 50,000 adjuncts. Also, the IFT represents adjuncts at universities.

The IFT has a Community College Council
The IFT represents more employees of public universities and community colleges than any other union. The IFT Community College Council includes members at 34 of the state’s 48 community colleges.

What is the IFT?

The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) represents approximately 90,000 men and women across the state of Illinois. IFT members include elementary and secondary teachers, school-related personnel and support staff teaching assistants, clerks, secretaries and bus drivers, higher education faculty and staff, and public employees.

The IFT is an AFL-CIO affiliated union and a state federation of the American Federation of Teachers, an organization of more than 1.3 million education professionals, public employees and health professionals headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Since its beginnings in 1936, the IFT and its affiliated locals have had one common goal: to improve public education and public services for Illinois students and citizens. The Illinois Federation of Teachers continually seeks ways to improve public education, through innovative programs. Recognizing the need for continued training for union and professional development, delegates to the 2001 IFT convention voted to establish Union Professional Development centers to assist members to improve both their professional and union leadership skills, no matter what their job classification.