Welcome to the Bremen High School District 228 Joint Faculty Association

Recent Activity:
5/1/20 - JFA Contract (19-23)
5/1/20 - Tentative District Calendar (20-21)

Mission Statement

With a membership of 345 educators, the Bremen District 228 Joint Faculty Association (JFA) is a professional organization comprised of teachers, counselors, librarians, social workers, psychologists, speech pathologists, and nurses. Our collective mission is to advance quality public education for the 5000 students we serve in the communities of Country Club Hills, Hazel Crest, Markham, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Posen, and Tinley Park as well as to promote the welfare of our active members. The JFA is affiliated with the Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the National Education Association (NEA).

JFA House of Representatives

Tech Committee

  • The Tech Committee updates content on the JFA web site and all JFA social media platforms.

Addenda Committee

  • The Addenda Committee, formed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement, meets to assess addenda based on established criteria.

Class Size Review Committee

  • The Class Size Review Committee, formed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement, was established to make recommendations to the School Board concerning class size and member workload.

Elections Committee

  • The Elections Committee, formed by our Bylaws, disseminates notices concerning an election and conducts the election. No person running for an office may be part of the Elections Committee for that election.

District Evaluation Committee

  • The District Evaluation Committee, formed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement, may make recommendations to the Superintendent for the revision of the district evaluation instrument.

Grievance Committee

  • The Grievance Committee, formed by our Bylaws, shall operate in accordance with the procedure covering grievance as determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Negotiations Committee

  • The Negotiations Committee, formed by our Bylaws, represents all JFA members at the bargaining table and prepares the bargaining package.

Professional Council

  • The Professional Council's, formed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement, duty is to communicate concerns and issues that arise at either the building or district level.

Sick Leave Bank Committee

  • The Sick Leave Bank Committee, formed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement, enrolls new members into the Sick Leave Bank and is responsible for determining the eligibility of members seeking to withdraw hours. The committee works with the district in managing the account.

Workload Committee

  • The Workload Committee, formed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement, assesses the needs and concerns related to the delivery of services to students with special needs. Recommendations from the committee will be presented to the JFA House for approval prior to implementation.

Union Advantages

Top Ten Reasons to Belong to IEA

Why Join?

Your Legal Rights

Legal Rights - IEA/NEA

Right to Union Representation

Weingarten Rights

Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining Rights

Our Beliefs

As we begin the 2019-2020 school year, our focus will be, as it always has and always will be, on providing the best education we can for every student we serve. Our students are #WhyWeTeach and we cannot wait to dedicate ourselves to the work of inspiring them to set and achieve their goals while nurturing the necessary skills to do just that. They are the future of our world and they will be in our classrooms starting tomorrow.

The purpose of our Joint Faculty Association (JFA) is to ensure the district is providing the means necessary to meet the needs of our students. This includes exemplary working conditions as well as incentives to attract and retain the highest quality professional #Educators possible. Collective bargaining is the means to this end. The JFA has faced a struggle in bargaining with the D228 School Board during our last several contract negotiations. We face that struggle again. But the JFA is proving resilient and we are ready to stand strong for what we know is in the best interest of our students, our communities, and the future of District 228.

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