Category: Retirees

Nov 13, 2018
100% Union: Moline-Coal Valley School District

AFSCME Local 672 President Terry Boone shares his story of unity in the face of the Janus Supreme Court decision.

Nov 12, 2018
IDOC employee gets position he deserves

After a two-year “roller coaster ride” AFSCME Local 3649 member Dustin York won his grievance and was placed in the position he worked hard to achieve at Robinson Correctional Center.

Nov 09, 2018
On the Job: Christina Loudermilk, City of Rockford

I’ve been with the city for 20 years now. That stability has provided health benefits for me and my whole family. It’s helped me purchase a home. I love my union. I couldn’t see myself surviving without it.

Nov 07, 2018
2018 election results

AFSCME-recommended candidates made a clean sweep in statewide contests and gained enough seats in the General Assembly to establish a super-majority in the Illinois House and Senate so that we can advance a working people’s agenda.

Sep 07, 2018
An open letter to the Illinois Policy Institute

AFSCME member and state employee Ty Ellison received a letter in the mail from the IPI, professing to want to improve his life by helping him quit his union. He isn’t having it.

Sep 13, 2018
AFSCME members ratify new contract in Cook County

The nearly 5,000 county employees in 14 AFSCME local unions voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract, capping more than a year of very challenging negotiations.

Aug 29, 2018
The REAL IPI: Illinois Policy Institute bashes public employees non-stop

The IPI suddenly claims to be incredibly concerned about the well-being of Illinois workers. But why would an organization that’s been beating up on public workers since its founding now decide to champion their rights? Something doesn’t smell right.

Aug 24, 2018
McHenry County probation department wins first union contract

“Nobody in this office chose this career to get rich. But we do want to be compensated fairly, to be able to feed our families and go home to live a comfortable life. We want to be able to make ends meet.”

Aug 20, 2018
AFSCME members working to win in November

After more than three years of billionaire Bruce Rauner’s unrelenting assault on public employees, AFSCME members are ready to hit the pavement to defeat him in the November general election.

Jul 19, 2018
AFSCME members won’t back down

The US Supreme Court’s majority sided with the super-rich in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 on June 27. But AFSCME members know that our freedom to have a strong voice on the job is under assault—and they’re pledging to stick with their union.