HB 12 (FMLA) Bill Update!!

HB12 – Family Leave Eligibility-passed the Senate by a vote of 47-3. It will now go to the Governor’s desk. Woohoo!!!!

Great news from the Illinois General Assembly today! 🎉HB12, the bill that provides FMLA to education support professionals, just passed the Senate and now heads to Governor JB Pritzker‘s desk for his signature. This is a huge victory for our members and educators everywhere!

Upon the bill’s passage, IEA President Kathi Griffin said: “When this bill becomes law, it will be a huge victory for our education support professionals. They’ll know they have access FMLA without the risk of losing their job and health insurance. This is something our members have fought for years, and that hard work is paying off. This is a huge victory for our working families and our talented support staff. We believe this law will help address the shortage of education support professionals in our schools. This a big step in the right direction. It will help us attract new hires to the profession and keep the talented professionals we already have on staff.”