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Category: Healthcare

Mar 01, 2022
Winning back $148,000 in unpaid wages

AFSCME Local 1216 members at Loretto Hospital uncovered a system payroll error—more than 100 nurses had been underpaid to the tune of $148,000. Back pay returned to individual employees ranged from a few dollars to more than $10,000.

Dec 06, 2021
LaSalle Co. health dept. joins AFSCME

“They desperately needed representation and a seat at the table.”

Sep 15, 2021
Vaccination offers strong protection against Delta variant

Fully vaccinated individuals are five times less likely to get infected, more than ten times less likely to die of COVID than unvaccinated individuals and more than ten times less likely to be hospitalized.

Feb 18, 2021
AFSCME Council 31 COVID Vaccination Forum

Get answers to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Watch this Feb. 4, 2021, virtual forum and Q&A with AFSCME staff and union members.

Jan 22, 2021
VIDEO: Dr. Landon on the COVID vaccines

Dr. Emily Landon answers frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Landon, an infectious disease expert at the University of Chicago, appeared on an IDHS virtual town hall meeting.

Dec 09, 2020
Stay resilient during the pandemic

Resilience is the ability to face and recover from adversity and prolonged stress. Try these strategies to help yourself stay mentally and physically resilient during this difficult time.

Jun 22, 2020
Surviving COVID-19—with pay

Both Josh Howard and Erin Hamilton-Howard—members of AFSCME Local 2073—tested positive for COVID-19 early in the pandemic. AFSCME helped make sure they had the paid time off they needed.

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.

Jun 03, 2020
Their Job: Stopping the spread of the virus

AFSCME members at the Illinois Department of Public Health in Chicago, Springfield and Carbondale are on the front lines in the battle against the coronavirus, helping save as many lives as possible.

Apr 21, 2020
Library workers rise to challenge of COVID-19

April 21 is National Library Workers Day. Library workers are facing unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic and AFSCME members at Illinois libraries are rising to the challenge.