“Being local union president of the southwest suburbs provides me the chance to advocate for improving the lives of our students, parents, and teachers in our community. Local Unions are simply a group of working people fighting for what’s right – things like affordable healthcare, safe workplaces, and small class sizes. Our strength is our collective voice, and we’re proud to be one of the last checks on the control of powerful interests who want to rig the economy and democracy further against middle-class families,” she says.
Oak Lawn Middle School Science Teacher, Elaine Barlos is featured in the current issue of the Union Link. The publication is sent out to all members of the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT). Barlos also serves as the Southwest Suburbs Union Council President.
In the article Barlos discusses union solutions to the teacher shortage the state is currently facing. Check out the full article below.