- University Professionals of Illinois (UPI), Local 4100
- Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT)
- American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
CPAL (Committee on Political Action and Legislation) is the political action arm of EIU-UPI, tasked with promoting the interests of EIU-UPI members in the government and legislative arenas.
A Better Illinois - A Better Illinois is a coalition of thousands of Illinois citizens and over a hundred organizations that promotes more accountability in state government, a fair tax system, and a strengthened middle class.
Presentations by Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, sponsored by the EIU-UPI
Oct. 27, 2014- "For Each and Every Child: What Teachers Need to Know about Funding for Education in Illinois and Nationally"
Sept. 12, 2013 - "The Fiscal Crisis in Illinois: A Solution"