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Category: Retirees

May 07, 2019
Union prevails in DOC, DJJ class action grievance

AFSCME members in the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice successfully used their union contract to enforce health and safety standards.

May 02, 2019
Illinois Senate passes fair tax

The Illinois Senate voted 40-19 to pass the fair tax constitutional amendment. Call the fair tax legislative hotline at 888-412-6570 to urge your state representative to vote YES for the fair tax.

Apr 30, 2019
State employees go to proper step after illegal freeze

AFSCME members never gave up battling for justice since ousted governor Bruce Rauner illegally froze employee step increases in 2015. Finally, thousands of state employees are receiving paychecks reflecting their proper step placement.

Apr 25, 2019
Illinois needs fair tax reform

Raising the necessary revenue from those who can afford to pay a little more—while holding the line on taxes for 97 percent of filers—is the fair tax reform that’s long overdue in Illinois.

Apr 12, 2019
SERS Trustee Election: Vote Melissa Garman to protect your pension

In the SERS trustee election, your vote is your voice. Vote Melissa Garman to fight for your retirement security!

Mar 07, 2019
AFSCME supports Gov. Pritzker’s fair tax plan

“Raising needed revenue from those who can afford to pay a little more—while cutting taxes for 97 percent of filers—is the fair tax reform that’s long overdue in Illinois," AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch said.

Apr 12, 2019
On the Job: Tim Lynch at Village of Orland Park

“The union plays a huge role in fighting for fair wages and good benefits for all workers. Without the union, I’d have to work two or three jobs to get by.”

Apr 03, 2019
AFSCME-backed candidates prevail in local elections

Candidates who garnered AFSCME backing based on their pledges to stand with working families won in local government elections across the state on April 2. These are the results in contested races where the AFSCME regional PEOPLE committees took action.

Mar 28, 2019
Solidarity prevails in Rockford privatization fight

Rockford public schools bus drivers of AFSCME Local 1275 banded together to oppose District 205’s plan to outsource school bus services to a private, for-profit corporation—and they prevailed.

Feb 28, 2019
AFSCME members re-elected to SERS Board of Trustees

AFSCME Local 805 President David Morris, Local 2081 President Stephen Mittons and Local 1805 member Jeremy “Tad” Hawk were re-elected on Feb. 21.