Public school employees in Illinois don’t have to be a member of a union – or pay fees – to keep their jobs or receive the benefits in their contracts.
Find out more here.
Request the documents you need here, then watch your email for a message on the next steps to take.
If your union or employer denies your request, or you would like additional information, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (630) 448-0016.
Public sector employees who do not want to be members of IFT can leave the union while continuing employment.
IFT dues can cost hundreds of dollars a year. By opting out, you will no longer pay any union dues.
No. You are guaranteed any benefits provided in the collective bargaining agreement with your employer.
The Illinois Policy Institute has always been a resource for workers seeking to exercise their rights and choose for themselves whether to associate with a union. We’ve created this website to make the process easy for those who want to opt out of union membership.