Category: Retirees

Nov 08, 2019
AFSCME wins, no refund for Janus

A three-judge panel of the Illinois Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held on November 7 that Mark Janus is not entitled to retroactive reimbursement of fees AFSCME collected in good faith, in accordance with the prevailing Supreme Court precedent.

Sep 27, 2019
At last—back wages paid for missed steps

After four long years, AFSCME members across Illinois are happily welcoming payment for back wages owed to them for the step increases Bruce Rauner illegally withheld.

Sep 24, 2019
On the Job: Rebecca Cline at Belleville Public Library

As the youth services coordinator at the Belleville Public Library, Rebecca Cline is expected to work hard and play hard on the job.

Sep 24, 2019
Second union contract for Mosaic employees

Direct service personnel (DSPs) at Mosaic in Rockford made further gains in wages and protections in their second AFSCME contract.

Sep 24, 2019
Quad Cities 911 dispatchers stand strong

Dispatchers took their case to the streets and picketed their employer about the unsafe conditions created by excessive mandatory overtime—and they won.

Sep 24, 2019
Safeguarding affordable health care in Rockford

AFSCME Local 1058 members at the City of Rockford held the line on health care costs in a contract reopener this summer.

Sep 24, 2019
AFSCME Retiree Council visits Congress

“We must stay engaged and mobilized, not only to protect retirement security but to ensure that the labor movement, which plays such a vital role in fighting for a fair economy, can continue to grow.”

Sep 16, 2019
20 years union for Wexford employees

Employees of Wexford Health Sources Inc. at Illinois correctional facilities celebrated a two-year contract agreement and their 20-year union anniversary this July.

Sep 16, 2019
Battle to save Hope Creek continues

AFSCME members are protesting the potential sale of Rock Island County's Hope Creek Care Center while they negotiated their next contract.

Sep 13, 2019
University employees pushing for fair pay

Working together, AFSCME members at public universities around the state who are currently in contract negotiations are making the case for fair wages and step plans that reward years of experience and loyalty.