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Category: Retirees

Sep 16, 2019
20 years union for Wexford employees

Employees of Wexford Health Sources Inc. at Illinois correctional facilities celebrated a two-year contract agreement and their 20-year union anniversary this July.

Sep 16, 2019
Battle to save Hope Creek continues

AFSCME members are protesting the potential sale of Rock Island County's Hope Creek Care Center while they negotiated their next contract.

Sep 13, 2019
University employees pushing for fair pay

Working together, AFSCME members at public universities around the state who are currently in contract negotiations are making the case for fair wages and step plans that reward years of experience and loyalty.

Sep 13, 2019
Mental health center employees demand safe conditions

AFSCME Local 2767 members at the McFarland Mental Health Center in Springfield were being repeatedly subjected to violent attacks by high-risk patients. They decided assaults should never be considered just "part of the job."

Aug 15, 2019
Union family honors fallen co-worker

More than 450 AFSCME members and their families gathered to mourn the loss of their co-worker and friend, Officer Allissa Martin: “Everyone will know who Allissa Martin is and the impact she had on our facility.”

Jul 29, 2019
AFSCME members urge ISU to pay a living wage

Members of AFSCME Locals 1110 and 3236 are negotiating a new contract with Illinois State University—they brought their case for a living wage to the university’s July 26 board of trustees meeting.

Jul 11, 2019
On the Job: Michael Delgado at Winnebago County Jail

“My two biggest hopes are that when they get out, the inmates don’t come back. And that all our officers go home safe at the end of the day.”

Jul 10, 2019
“What AFSCME has meant to our family”

Diego Andrade-Cabrera, son of AFSCME Local 2854 member Doris Andrade and recipient of a 2019 AFSCME Family Scholarship, describes how his mother's union job changed their lives for the better.

Jul 08, 2019
IPI keeps up assault on union members

A year after the Supreme Court ruling eliminating union fair-share fees, things haven’t turned out as Janus, Rauner or the IPI had planned. Instead, public employee unions have continued to grow all across the country.

Jul 08, 2019
AFSCME Strong in Joliet

AFSCME Local 440 members are committed to being 100% Union through member engagement, communication and unity.