Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, September 5,1972 i "A « IE A transformed into militant teachers union , ffl. (AP) - yO&rs ago the president we Illinois Education was a school superintendent from Mori-is Slid 1ft 1W9 the organization Was headed by a school principal from Glen Ellyn. Not only are school administrators shy about joining the suddenly militant IEA today, but a knowledgeable state education source declared this week, "Hell, if any of them even push the organization now, they're «razy. It's Just not done anymore." In a span of two years the IEA, which claims a membership of about 60,000 has been transformed from a "big happy family" of both teachers and administrators Into a militant teachers union, fighting across dozens of collective bargaining tables for higher wages and greater teacher involvement in the running of schools. "The school boards are afraid that we're going to take something away from them. We're not going to take anything away, but we want to participate," said Joseph Pasteries, the DeKalb teacher who this year became president of the Association. The abrupt change which the IEA has undergone over the last few years has flabbergasted school boards throughout the state with some board members admitting privately that they anticipate having trouble with the IEA for many years to come. From a Springfield conrol center a relatively young, but experienced group of union organizers this week shuffled their 40 field workers around the state as the prospects of teacher strikes loomed in dozens of communities. It was a much different scene in the late 1960s when people like Pasteris were among -only a vocal minority of IEA members speaking out in favor of more teachers gaining, control of the administration - dominated association. In those days, recall several oldtme members, the IEA devoted almost an of its efforts to legislative lobbying and totally ignored the concept of collective bargaining for higher wages and better fringe benefits. "It was a family affair of teachers and administrators," recalls a former teacher. But more and more IEA members at the same time began to notice the successes of the rival Illinois Federation of Teachers, which today c la i m s a membership of 35,000 and which already in the late 1960s had had a history of fighting for higher wages across the bargaining table. "The IFT began to capture the imagination of teachers and the IEA had to reevaluate its position," said an IEA leader ths week. The IFT still commands much respect in Illinois and is the bargaining agent for some of the state's largest districts including the Chicago schools. But with the speed of a prairie fire the IEA began to change and within the last few years surpassed the IFT in militancy bringing in new leadership and expanding its 11-member board of directors (nine members of which were administrators) to 50 with all but two of the members classroom teachers. Its central staff burgeoned from 22 to 65 with many of the key newcomers fornier employes of the National Education Association or even the rival IFT. At the same time the association expanded SIUE prof gets award from MBA EPWARDSVILLE Richard N. McKinney, assistant professor of business administration, received an award last Thursday as the "most outstanding professor of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program." The award was given by the MBA Association, a group of •tudents, faculty, staff and graduates O f gj e program. award, a wall plaque, presented by Lance' president of the The award was to McKianey lor bis «*JHHrajl contribution to the .program." MBA Association was to 1971. The award was fce fir*t of a* plant its regional offices from six to 21. Large emphasis was placed on collective bargaining because the members had seen what the tactic had given teachers at some of the larger urban districts under the jurisdiction of the IFT. And suddenly in the fall of 1971 teacher strikes began to explode like popcorn from one end of the state to the other with the longest being at D e c a t u r , where teachers continue today to carry scars of the confrontation. i The Illinois Education Association of 19fi9 had disappeared by 1971 and again this year strikes and threats of strikes cropped up across Uie state. Vowing never to see the IEA return to its old cozy relationship with management, Pasteris declared this week: "We are going to have our conditions of employment spelled out in a contract. We are going to demand due process through grievance procedures and we are going to fight for a decent wage. The decade-old picture of teachers politely begging for inadequate raises are dead. "We are not going to be out of the educational decision making process while elected lay boards continue to make educational decisions which are based on politics and money—not on people." A spokesman for the Illinois Association of School Boards said that "it comes down to the control of education" and that, school boards, elected by the people, are not ready to give power to the teachers. "What they (the IEA) want," the spokesman continued, "is self governance of the teaching profession." UPHOLSTERY SUPPLIES ALTON SEAT COVER & UPHOLSTERY Broadway at Henry 462-4561 HEARING AIDS * P«rh * Supplies * Batteries KEN HOPKINS McCLINTOCK OPTICAL SERVICE 60S E. Broadway at Henry Telegraph Want Ads CLICK! Read Telegraph Want Ads Daily! McGovern calls for 25,000 new jobs at Boeing ByCARLP.LteUBSDO«P AP Political Writer SEATTLE (AP) -Sen. -George McOovern, proclaiming his spirit revived and his hopes high alter a boisterous welcome to the Pacific Northwest, called today for federal help to create 25^000 new jobs at the Boeing Co. by providing cleaner and kuieter engines for commercial jets. McOovern. who voted against the Nixon administration's proposal for a federally subsidized supersonic transport to be built largely by Boeing, said the new program could be financed from only "a small share" of $9 billion in recently granted corporate tax relief. "The cleaner engine would also improve the environment," the Democratic presidential nominee said in remarks prepared for a visit to a food distribution warehouse set up to feed unemployed persons here, many from Boeing. More than 5,000 cheering supporters greeted McGovern outside hiy downtown Seattle hotel Monday night after his arrival from enthusiastic receptions at Labor Day rallies and picnics in Ohio and California. "My spirit is revived, my Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, September 5,1972 A*? hopes are high," McGovern President Nixon and Ms most told the predominantly youth- prominent Democratic ful crowds, declaring that packer, former Te * as Oov John B. Connally. crowds, declaring though polls show hith far behind, "I'm ready for the uphill fight against Etchard Nixon and I think we're going to win that fight." As in his other speeches earlier Mcnday, the crowd especially cheered McGovern's increasingly aggressive attacks on At every stop — Barbertott and Chippewa Lake, Ohio, and Pleasanton, Calif. — McGovern lit into Nixon's Labor Day statement that the Nov. 7 election pits advocates of a "welfare ethic" with advocates of a "work ethic" such as himself. 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He is a graduate of Shurtleff College and was a counselor and teacher at Alton High School for nine years. He lives at 2466 Sylvan Lane in Alton, is married and has two sons. Girl beaten to death in Chicago park CHICAGO (AP) -A teenage girl, tentatively identified as a visitor from England, was beaten to death Monday in Grant Park on Chicago's lakefront about a mile from where a young Chicago couple was similarly attacked Saturday. A witness who asked that his name not be divulged told police he saw a black man in his 30s drag the girl into some bushes only a short distance from where others vere picnicking and playing ball. The witness said he called out to try to stop the attack, then saw the man pick up a stick, beat the girl and run. The victim had registered at the YWCA as Judith B e 11 e 11 e y of Stockton- Brookstooke - on Trent, England, police said. Her age and purpose of her visit to Chicago were not determined. The witness ran to Columbus Drive where he met a patrol car. The policemen found the victim nude, her clothing strewn about, and dead of massive head wounds. Two days earlier Diane Palmer and Charles Dye, both 16, were attacked while they lap asleep in the park. Miss Palmer said the assailant was a Negro and that his weapon was a blood-stained rock found nerby. Miss Palmer and Dye were reported recovering in Henrotin Hospital. 100 tourists stranded in Moscow MOSCOW (AP) -Bargain- hunting foreign tourists have discovered that cheap tickets on the Soviet airline can mean cheap service and even imprisonment in a Moscow hotel when the line runs out of plane seats. About 100 travelers from tne United States, Britain, Japan, West Germany and other countries had that experience over the weekend. t'.S. and British consular ofl'L-ial.s who went to the ait-lint- h >tel .Monday were told that the Americans and British among those stranded had finally taken a flight to London. Tfii-ri- was nn official Soviet stak-ment on the situation. 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