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Category: Retirees

Apr 06, 2020
COVID-19 Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

The newly-enacted CARES Act requires the Education Secretary to defer student loan payments, principal and interest for six months without penalty to the borrower—and provides other forms of assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 03, 2020
AFSCME urges Families First coverage for all employees

AFSCME members are working hard during the public health emergency posed by the coronavirus, often on the front lines where they are at greater risk for exposure to COVID-19.

Mar 30, 2020
Child care needs during COVID-19 crisis

Many public service workers need help in caring for their children at this critical time—here are resources and additional information.

Mar 30, 2020
COVID-19 Resources

During the COVID-19 crisis, AFSCME members are on the front lines. This compilation of resources can help answer questions.

Mar 24, 2020
AFSCME endorses Joe Biden for President

On March 23, AFSCME's International Executive Board voted unanimously to endorse Joe Biden for President.

Mar 03, 2020
"It's time to stop the harassment"

This powerful video describes in very personal terms the retaliation that employees at CGH Medical Center, a public hospital in Sterling, Illinois, have faced as they exercise their legal right to form a union.

Feb 27, 2020
Rock Island County board sells Hope Creek Care Center

AFSCME Local 2371 members waged a years-long battle to save Hope Creek Care Center in Rock Island County, but on Feb. 25, the board voted 17-5 to sell the home to a for-profit company for $6 million.

Feb 03, 2020
AFSCME members endorse in primary, prepare for upcoming elections

More than 500 delegates to Council 31’s PEOPLE Conference on Feb. 1 made endorsements for the March Primary election, prepared for the crusade to pass a Fair Tax in Illinois, and set the union’s 2020 legislative agenda.

Jan 06, 2020
A graduate at age 57: “If I can do it, you can do it!”

AFSCME Local 3692 member Bill Jones completed his associate degree at age 57—completely free with the AFSCME Free College benefit.

Nov 18, 2019
On the Job: Corey Colvin at Rock Island Board of Education

“We’re all here to serve these kids and that’s our job. This is a community and we are all an important part of it.”