Monthly Archives: September 2012

Benita Twillie

Benita Twillie – Illinois Organizers Union – Professional Support Staff, Secretary After a successful career as a medical practice management consultant specializing in “organizing” physicians for managed health care contracts, I joined the Illinois Federation of Teachers in 2005. Assigned … Continue reading

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Teresa Schultz

Teresa Schultz has served as chairwoman of the Post-Tribune unit since 2011. She joined the Gary Newspaper Guild in 2009, before it joined the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and previously served as social chairwoman and vice president. She has worked at … Continue reading

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Tim Campbell

Tim has been a Guild member since 2007 when he joined the General Press unit. As part of the editorial team at The Devine Connection, Tim has assisted unions, local political campaigns, nonprofits, and others who work for a fair … Continue reading

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Cindy Wojdyla Cain

Vice Chair Cindy Wojdyla Cain is serving as the alternate representative from the Joliet Unit during negotiations. She is the business and county beat reporter at The Herald-News. She writes a weekly column on local business news and is the creator of and a frequent contributor … Continue reading

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Laura Bartman

Education Undergraduate:  Bradley University, Mass Communication Master:  UIS (formerly Sangamon State), Public Affairs Reporting   IFT/IOU 1991 – Present: IFT Dept. of Political Activities   Unit Offices:  IOU Support Staff Chair, 2004 – present IOU Vice-Chair Support Staff, 2001 – … Continue reading

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Dave Roknic

Dave Roknic is a page designer and copy editor at the Chicago Sun-Times. He’s been with the Sun-Times company since 1989 and has had stints at Pioneer Press and the Daily Southtown. He cut his journalistic teeth as a reporter, … Continue reading

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Kathy Routliffe

Kathy Routliffe has been a reporter with Pioneer Press since 1983, covering five different communities’ municipal, education and political beats during that time. She currently covers the North Shore village of Wilmette. She was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and … Continue reading

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David Pollard

David Pollard has been president of Chicago Newspaper Guild (CNG) for the past year and Unit Chair for Pioneer Press for two years. He currently works as a staff writer for Pioneer Press, a part of Sun-Times Media, and has … Continue reading

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Ed Dunphy

Ed Dunphy – Office Manager Ed came to the Guild in December 2003 after serving in a similar capacity for a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Duties involved in running the day-to-day operations of the office are varied and range from handling … Continue reading

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Amy Alsop

Amy Alsop has worked for the past eight years for the Illinois Federation of Teachers as a Union Professional Issues Director.  Amy represents the IFT’s members at the state level regarding educational issues policy. Prior to her work with IFT, … Continue reading

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