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Category: Retirees

Feb 01, 2024
Celebrating Black History Month

In February we celebrate Black History Month, and AFSCME’s long legacy of standing up for racial justice—from the strike of Memphis sanitation workers 56 years ago this month, to affirming that Black Lives Matter today.

Feb 13, 2024
Vote YES on Ballot Question 1 to Bring Chicago Home!

An important measure is on the ballot for all Chicagoans—one that would create dedicated funding for housing and homeless services while cutting taxes for working people.

Nov 04, 2022
Vote YES on the Workers' Rights Amendment!

With the Workers’ Rights Amendment in place, politicians couldn’t simply change the law to take away wages, benefits, workplace safety protections or other provisions of your union contract — the state Constitution would stand in their way.

Jul 06, 2022
AFSCME member is Illinois’ 2022 DSP of the Year

Veronica Lea has been a direct support professional (DSP) for 30 years. She works at Trinity Services, Inc., helping senior women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is the 2022 Illinois DSP of the Year.

Jun 29, 2022
Primary Election Results

Primary Election Day was June 28 in Illinois. We voted together to elect pro-worker candidates. And Winnebago County decisively voted YES to save River Bluff Nursing Home.

Jun 06, 2022
Save DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center

The DeKalb County Board will consider a resolution to sell the county's public nursing home to a for-profit company.

Jun 03, 2022
Judge rejects IPI attempt to thwart Workers’ Rights Amendment

The IPI filed a lawsuit attempting to stop the Workers' Rights Amendment from being on the ballot in November. But it didn’t work. Sangamon County Circuit Judge denied their petition.

May 24, 2022
CGH illegally retaliated by firing a union supporter

CGH Medical Center in Sterling has been found in violation of state labor law—again. The public hospital illegally retaliated against employees who engaged in lawful activities and wrongfully fired a union supporter.

May 03, 2022
Watch out for misleading anti-union mail

Some Illinois AFSCME members have received communications from the so-called “Freedom Foundation,” or “Opt Out Today," a group that seeks to stop workers from collectively fighting to protect pensions, raise wages, or improve protections and benefits.

May 03, 2022
CGH Medical Center broke state labor law, judge rules

CGH Medical Center violated state labor law by instructing workers how to revoke their union membership, according to a recommended decision issued late March by an administrative law judge of the Illinois Labor Relations Board.