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.