Benefits of Membership

Membership in USofCC brings you rights and protections as an employee. For a short list of what happens with a union and without, download this PDF.

As a member of USofCC, you also have access to benefits provided by the Illinois Education Association (IEA). (IEA MemberBenefits)

These include:
Liability Insurance
If you are sued for on-the-job related issues, IEA liability insurance will provide you with an attorney and $1 million in coverage.

Legal Assistance
The Association’s legal advice goes far beyond liability insurance and attorneys. Any time you have a question about your employment rights or benefits, ask the local IEA staff person. If you need legal assistance, IEA’s attorneys are the best in the state in employment-related law and school law.

Professional Development
IEA offers its members training sessions on all aspects of education, human and civil rights, political action, communications, negotiations, grievance handling, gender equity and almost any other area of concern to members.

Representation
Whether it’s the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), a legislative committee or an education coalition, when decisions about education professionals and students are being made, IEA is there representing your views.

Lobbying
IEA-NEA is often considered to be the single most effective voice for education professionals in Springfield, in Washington, D.C., and in local communities.

Networking
Through the Association and especially the IEA website and the NEA website you will be connected to other higher education employees from across the state and nation who are dealing with the same joys and frustrations.

Discounts
The Access Saver is a group discount program especially for IEA members. Use your membership card for discounts at more than 100,000 locations, saving you up to 50 percent

on purchases you make every day. Go to the IEA website www.ieanea.org and click on the membership card for a listing of participating businesses and services. Be sure to check back frequently, as merchants are frequently added to the program.