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Category: Retirees

Oct 27, 2020
Vote for a voice on IMRF pension board

In the IMRF Trustee election, the IEA and AFSCME recommend AFSCME member Tracie Mitchell and IEA member Hugh Cunningham to serve a five-year term. Ballots must be received by the IMRF by December 4.

Oct 27, 2020
Remote education a balancing act, especially for women

School closings have kept kids at home and, as a result, many parents—mothers in particular—are struggling to meet the needs of both their children and their jobs.

Oct 27, 2020
On the Job: Jamie Sonta Smith at Carterville School District #5

“We keep these kids safe when they go to school—even more now.”

Oct 14, 2020
Illinois AFL-CIO President Tim Drea calls for action on stimulus

"This should not be a partisan issue. The coronavirus is devastating all communities governed by officials from both parties. And federal aid is designed to save jobs and public services everywhere."

Oct 08, 2020
Trump blocks aid to state, local governments

President Trump said on Tuesday, October 6 that he would halt all negotiations for a coronavirus relief bill with Congress until after the election.

Oct 08, 2020
Why We Vote

An interview with Maja Lindall (age 10), On the Move contributing artist.

Aug 29, 2020
Larry Marquardt Scholarship winners head to college

Congratulations to three children of AFSCME members—Rachel Ashley, Mary Hicks and Edward McMillian—who were awarded AFSCME Council 31’s 2020 Larry Marquardt Scholarship.

Aug 20, 2020
Fighting the virus

Tens of thousands of AFSCME members have been at their worksites daily throughout the pandemic in cities, counties, universities, school districts, and nonprofit agencies all across the state, performing work deemed essential.

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 15, 2020
On the Job: Alishia Glover

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, Local 2081