Education Support Professional Council consists of thirteen (13) members all of whom are ESP school employees and members of the Illinois Education Association. The ESP council's goal is to represent and support ESP's throughout Illinois.
Who is heading to Houston and attending the NEA RA 2019?
The World’s Largest Democratic Deliberative Assembly
NEA’s Annual Meeting takes place during the final week of June and/or the first week of July. Various committees, constituencies, caucuses, leadership groups, and delegates from state and local affiliates gather to set policy and chart the direction of NEA business. The 2019 Annual Meeting will take place in Houston, Texas.
Thousands of NEA members will come together to voice their ideas and beliefs, to vote on various policies that will help grow our membership and make our membership stronger. I am extremely proud to be able to attend!
Your IEA membership guarantees representation at the bargaining table and ensures you have access to free legal services should the need ever arise.
UniServ Directors – IEA’s front-line
UniServ Directors (UDs), located at 22 offices statewide, are IEA’s front-line support for your local association. UDs advocate for your best professional interests and support your efforts to provide high-quality education. Your working conditions are your students’ learning conditions. Like you, IEA wants both to be the best they can be.
As a public education employee, your union, as your exclusive bargaining representative, has the legal right to negotiate the terms of your employment. Your contract is the basis for most of your employee rights. It spells out your working hours, evaluation process, work/life benefits, job responsibilities, use of social media and school safety.
Your UD supports your local representatives as they negotiate contracts representing your – and ultimately your students’ – best interests.
Other areas of expertise
UDs also help your local association, at no additional cost, with:
• Grievance processing
• Job security protection
• Training programs to meet local needs
• Employee counseling for work-related
• Arbitration case presentations
• Unemployment information
• Bargaining crisis preparation
• Retirement concerns
• Public relation programs development
• Governance matters assistance
• Civil rights violations process
• IEA-NEA benefits access