Peoria to get visit from national education-labor official

Sep 15, 2014

District 150 support staff are getting ready for a visit from the American Federation of Teachers. Loretta Johnson is the Secretary/Treasurer of the national group.  

MaryFran Wessler is President of the Peoria Federation of Support Staff union. She says Johnson chose to visit Peoria out of all the unions in the country based on evaluations submitted at a conference this spring. Wessler says Johnson’s visit could help bring encouragement to school workers.

“I want to bring some publicity to the work we do in the schools every day.”

Wessler says that Johnson will try to visit with support staff at one or more District 150 schools. The Peoria Federation of Support Staff includes secretaries, clerical workers, paraprofessionals and cafeteria workers among others.