Category: Retirees

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.”

Nov 14, 2019
Milestone keeps making strides

This September AFSCME Local 2515 members at Milestone Inc. ratified their third union contract since forming their union with AFSCME in 2014, improving wages and making no concessions.

Nov 14, 2019
City of Champaign makes gains

Using interest-based negotiations for the first time, AFSCME Local 1960 at the City of Champaign settled a three-year contract in less than three months.

Nov 13, 2019
Homewood library employees win first union contract

Employees at Homewood Public Library certified their union with AFSCME three years ago. Now, after two years of picketing, leafleting, marching and testifying for a fair contract, these new AFSCME members finally have a first contract.

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.