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Oct 29, 2021
Better Together: AFSCME Council 31 Convention

With the theme of Better Together, AFSCME Council 31’s 22nd biennial convention focused on all that has been achieved through solidarity over the last two years—and the importance of staying united to overcome the challenges ahead.

Oct 29, 2021
VIDEO: In Memoriam—Rest in Power

This memorial video of AFSCME members who we have lost since our last convention in 2019 was aired at convention on October 15, 2021 and includes a beautiful performance by Renee Barnes who is on the staff of our international union.

Oct 27, 2021
VIDEO: AFSCME Council 31 On the Front Lines

AFSCME members have been on the front lines of this pandemic since Day One and we’re still going strong. Don’t miss this video that premiered at the Council 31 convention on October 16.

Jun 01, 2020
Change must come

AFSCME joins in mourning the unconscionable death of George Floyd and in demanding justice for his family and an end to the contagion of racism that continues to beset our country.

Apr 06, 2020
COVID-19 Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

The newly-enacted CARES Act requires the Education Secretary to defer student loan payments, principal and interest for six months without penalty to the borrower—and provides other forms of assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 03, 2020
AFSCME urges Families First coverage for all employees

AFSCME members are working hard during the public health emergency posed by the coronavirus, often on the front lines where they are at greater risk for exposure to COVID-19.

Mar 30, 2020
Child care needs during COVID-19 crisis

Many public service workers need help in caring for their children at this critical time—here are resources and additional information.

Mar 30, 2020
COVID-19 Resources

During the COVID-19 crisis, AFSCME members are on the front lines. This compilation of resources can help answer questions.

Mar 24, 2020
AFSCME endorses Joe Biden for President

On March 23, AFSCME's International Executive Board voted unanimously to endorse Joe Biden for President.

Oct 24, 2019
Strength in Solidarity: AFSCME Council 31’s 21st Biennial Convention

Gathering under the theme “Strength in Solidarity,” some 1,000 delegates, alternates and guests from across the state met in Springfield on October 17-19 for Council 31’s 21st biennial convention, setting our path over the next two years.