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Category: Retirees

Sep 23, 2021
Notice: Cook County Pension Fund Annuitant Trustee Election

Cook County retirees have a chance to vote to protect their retirement security. AFSCME Illinois Retiree Chapter 31 is recommending Kulmeet "Bob" Galhotra for trustee in the October 27 mail-ballot election.

Sep 21, 2021
On the Job: Bill Van Buskirk

A member of AFSCME Local 799 and a Madison County Probation Officer, this AFSCME member makes a difference every day.

Sep 21, 2021
AFSCME helps change the law for Wexford CNAs

In the spring state legislative session, the AFSCME Council 31 lobbying team secured passage of a bill that helps certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in the Illinois Department of Corrections maintain their certification.

Sep 21, 2021
AFSCME members keep children safe through pandemic

Three Child Protection Specialists in the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services share their stories of protecting the well-being of vulnerable children despite the risks to their own health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 21, 2021
“What AFSCME has meant to our family”

Miley Worker is winner of a national 2021 AFSCME Family Scholarship and the daughter of AFSCME Council 31 Executive Board member and Local 993 President Tim Worker.

Sep 15, 2021
“AFSCME helped me get what I always wanted”

AFSCME member Courtney Edwards is getting her college degree—for free—with AFSCME. Union members and their families are eligible for the free college degree programs.

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.

Sep 08, 2021
COVID soaring again—Delta variant strikes hard

Vaccines have proven to be the most effective way by far to protect against the coronavirus and its variants, reducing infection and preventing hospitalization and death.

Sep 03, 2021
Americans are pro-union

Americans’ approval of labor unions is at the highest point it’s been in decades—68%—a recent Gallup poll found.

Aug 03, 2021
Art Institute of Chicago workers join AFSCME

More than 300 employees of the Art Institute of Chicago are forming a union, the Art Institute of Chicago Workers United (AICWU), with AFSCME. The announcement came Aug. 3 in a public letter signed by 60 employees.