Palatine IEA Office 2017-18 Trainings & Meetings

2017-2018 PRESIDENTS COUNCIL MEETING-TRAINING DATE  To:  Palatine IEA Office Members of Regions 34-35-42-43-64:  Below is the link to our 2017-18 training calendar to share with your local leaders and members (updated 7/31/17).


Please see the flyer for our 2017-18 annual membership-elections-treasurer’s training planned for Wed. Aug 9th starting with a light meal at 4:30 at the following link:

2017-18 Treas-Membership-Elections Training Flyer

Register here….Aug 9th Palatine Training Membership-Elections-Treasurer

IEA School Board Endorsements!

Candidates Recommended by Locals in Regions Belonging to the IEA Palatine Office

Peggy Babcock
Jim Ekeberg
Gerry Chapman
Dave Border
Adam Bauske

Millie Palmer
Lenny Walker
Todd Younger
Mark Hineman

Karen Osmanski
Mardell Schumacher
Janice Krinsky
Sharon Roberts

Bob Kaplan
Charlotte Kegarise
Ken VanDyke
Matt Saternus

Dr. Sue Stolzer
Bob Grimpe
Julia Nemcek

Sandra Ficke-Bradford
Penny Kazmier
Gavin Newman

GNA Bargaining Conference


The 2016 GNA Bargaining Workgroup is excited to announce that we are hosting another Bargaining Conference. The conference will be presented by you, the active leaders, with the IEA staff there to assist. Last year’s Bargaining Conference was a great success with over 110 participants. This year, we have a great line up of new topics that will be presented by members and leaders this year.
Cost: $50 per local (if your Region has not contributed) with no limit on the number of attendees.
When: January 7th, 2017
Time: 9:15 am – 1:50 pm
Where: NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
What we need: Please promote this event with your membership and RSVP below.  The cost is $50 per local if your Region has not sponsored regionally. If you have any questions please contact your UniServ Director or Kevin Bennett at

Thank you for your support in making the 2017 GNA Bargaining Conference another huge success.

In Solidarity.

Please RSVP at

 Agenda and Schedule

 9:15am – 10am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

10am – 10:50am
Room 1 – Retirement Bumps – Presented by the Mundelein Education Association
Room 2 – Salary Schedules – Presented by the Kaneland Elementary Education Association
Room 3 – CEC: What They Do To Help Your Local – Presented by the Rockford Education Association
Room 4 – Intro to Becoming an IEA Qualified Bargainer – Facilitated by Crystal Bush, IEA Intern

11am – 11:50am
Room 1 – Two Tiers: Lessons Learned – Presented by the Arlington Heights Education Association
Room 2 – PERA: Adding Student Growth into Your Appraisal Plan – Presented by the Schaumburg Education Association
Room 3 – IMRF – Presented by IMRF Representatives
Room 4 – Bargaining Higher Ed Contracts: A Panel Discussion – Facilitated by Crystal Bush, IEA Intern.

Lunch – Noon – 12:50 – Let’s build power

1:00 – 1:50pm –
Room 1 – 403(b) Presentation – Presented by the Kildeer Education Association and Stevenson Education Association
Room 2 – School Nurses: This Is How Things Are Supposed to Be – Presented by representatives from the Illinois School Nurse Association
Room 3 – Membership Engagement – Presented by the Wauconda Education Association

ACT NOW – Stop Gov. Rauner’s “right-to-work” (for less) proposal


IEA members are urged to take action immediately to stop Gov. Bruce Rauner’s attack on the rights of hard-working Illinoisans.

The Illinois House on Thursday is expected to vote on the proposal to create “empowerment” or “right-to-work” zones around the state.

The governor’s proposal is intended to weaken unions and allow employers to ignore prevailing wage laws and employee collective bargaining rights.

The Illinois House is scheduled to vote on Thursday, May 14, on the governor’s “right-to-work” bill. Act now!

And, read The Rauner Report for more.

Opportunity for All: ESEA Week of Action

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the landmark 1965 law that established the federal government’s prominent role in providing equal access to a quality education for all children. ESEA has been reauthorized, or updated, six times, the most recent being No Child Left Behind (NCLB), enacted in 2002.


There is widespread bipartisan consensus, both in Washington and in our classrooms, that NCLB is broken, and we believe that 2015 is the year that Congress will move forward on an overhaul of the law. This is why NEA has declared a “Week of Action” from Feb 16-20, when educators (that’s you!) will let Congress know that any re-authorization of ESEA must:

  • Provide an Opportunity Dashboard for students, families and policy-makers
  • Reduce high-stakes testing to allow time to learn
  • Remove the high-stakes decisions associated with assessments
  • Ensure educator voices are a part of the policy-making process

Click here to read more about the issue from NEA, or

Take Action Now

Week of Action

“Creating a Student Growth Model for District Evaluations”

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Palatine IEA Office Conference Center

553 N. North Court – Suite 205

Palatine, IL 60067

This IEA PERA training will focus on the creation of a student growth model for district evaluations.  We encourage UniServ Directors and teams of local leaders and administrators to attend.  Diana Zaleski, Rachel Clark, and two local administrators will present information and suggested ideas which may be used to guide locals as they create their student growth models.  Examples of PERA implementation plans will be presented so that teams may get ideas for their work.  The rest of the time will be devoted to team planning.

PERAIEA PERA Workgroup (Dave Alexander, Kristine Argue,  Rachel Clark, Amelia Finch, Larry Frank, Susan Goudreau, Dave Griffith, Paul Klenck, Anna Lewis, Mary Jane Morris, Daryl Morrison, Bob Ray, Mitch Roth, Carolyn Sloan, Audrey Soglin, Janet Tate and Tom Terranova)

Dinner Will Be Served

RSVP: Please respond no later than Wednesday, February 11, 2015 to in order to ensure your meal is on order.

ESP Bargaining Roundtable

The IEA Northern Zone Bargaining Roundtable


Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

IEA Palatine Office

553 N. North Ct., Suite 210


(Satellite Video IEA Elgin Office; 2230 Point Boulevard, Suite 400)


Bargaining ESP Bargaining Roundtable Agenda

5:30 – 6:00 Dinner will be served and attendees will have time to introduce each other.
6:00 – 6:45 Presentation on Bargaining a Living Wage.
6:45 – 8:00 Group questions, answers and comments.
8:00 Adjourn. Those who wish to stay and talk may do so.


The purpose of the Bargaining Roundtable is to accomplish several items. We hope to:

  1. Give all the Bargainers in the IEA Northern Area an opportunity to get to know each other.
  2. Give all the Bargainers an opportunity to exchange ideas and issues.
  3. Give all the Bargainers an opportunity to help one another in their negotiations.

We will respect everyone’s time and stick to the published agenda and timeline. RSVP for the Bargaining Roundtable no later than Monday, February 2nd. Your RSVP is important so that we can ensure we have enough space and food available.

Please RSVP by Monday, February 2nd.


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Satellite Video Meeting at the Elgin IEA office

We are trying to expand our experiment during this Bargaining Roundtable meeting. We will have a video link between the Palatine IEA office and the Elgin IEA office. For those interested in attending the Elgin Satellite meeting, please indicate that when you register

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