Monthly Archives: August 2009

Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on the Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Washington, D.C. — The 1.6 million members of AFSCME join Americans of all walks of life in mourning the loss of our closest ally and most steadfast friend in the U.S. Senate, Ted Kennedy. During Senator Kennedy’s nearly 47 years as a servant of the entire nation, the labor movement developed an especially close relationship […]

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A careful reading of the recently published and mailed Cook County PENSION NOTES should have alerted you to two important things: A. Our pension fund’s rate of return was minus 24.5% in 2008 or a loss of about 2 Billion dollars from 2007! B. An election for a seat on the Pension Board (called Trustee […]

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Plan Now to Attend Labor Day Rally at Historic Pullman

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Labor Day:            A Celebration and Rally for American Working Families

September 7, 2009 – 2pm Chicago’s Pullman State Historic Site 111th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue Invited Guest of Honor: President Barack Obama Moderator: WCPT Radio Host Dick Kay Program: Music and Food Speakers Celebrating the Achievements of American Working Families — Commemorate Past and Ongoing Struggles for a Union Wage, the Rights of Citizenship, […]

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It Is Time to Pass ENDA

From the AFSCME Website: August 6th, 2009 The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was reintroduced yesterday in the U.S. Senate.  Two Democrats – Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) – along with two Republicans – Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) – are named as the lead cosponsors, the first […]

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