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  Local 1642 Executive BoardDuane Peiffer

  President: Duane Peiffer (WCT)
  Vice President: Sue Totz (WCT)
  Treasurer: Candace Butler (WCT)
  Secretary: Maria Sandall (WCT)



Woodstock Council of Teachers Scholarship Application  

Two scholarships, established by the Woodstock Teachers' Council of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1642 are awarded to sons or daughers of members of the Council or fair share dues paying teachers.

Application must be received by Maggie Jensen, Westwood Elementary School, 14124 W. South Street, Woodstock, IL 60098 by 12:00 PM, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Scholarship Application


President of State Teachers Union Responds to Rauner Allegation of Bribery

During a media blitz attempting cover up his very clear statement that Illinois should lower the minimum wage, billionaire gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner alleged on WGN-AM radio that unions made up of working class citizens were bribing politicians (who recently slashed their life savings) to somehow curry favor.


Pension Theft

What You Need to Know About Affordable Care Act “Marketplaces”

By October 1, virtually all workers should receive a letter from their employer informing them of the opening of the health insurance marketplaces (formerly called “exchanges”) established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the law and its regulations, employers are required to send this letter – irrespective of any health insurance plans that the employers may have in place.

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(UPDATE) Retiree Health Care Changes Ahead

IFT retirees who receive health care benefits as participants in the Teachers Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP), the College Insurance Program (CIP) and the State Group Health Insurance Program should be aware of some important upcoming changes to available coverage options. The changes will affect retirees who currently receive an annuity from TRS, SURS or SERS and have selected Medicare as their primary coverage.

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