Monthly Archives: March 2011

Notice of Local Elections Sent to Members via U.S. Mail

Sister Christa Petty (FSD), Election Chair of Local 3315 has mailed a notice of the upcoming election to all local members at the addresses on file with Council 31.  Here is an excerpt from the notice: Everyone who is a full member in good standing for one year before the election is eligible to run […]

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Save the Date for We are One Rally on April 9, 2011

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No Layoffs in Public Defender Office

Cook County employees vote on furloughs AFSCME held worksite meetings throughout Cook County today for county employees who are members of 11 different AFSCME local unions. AFSCME members at these meetings reviewed and voted on county board president Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to rescind threatened layoffs if county employees agree to 10 unpaid furlough days before […]

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Furloughs? You Decide by Voting March 10th.

  Sisters and Brothers, The bargaining committee had hoped to negotiate a complete package to vote on, which would have included a new contract and the County’s furlough day proposal.  Unfortunately, the County continues to stall meaningful contract negotiations.  Therefore, the vote tomorrow will only concern furlough days, and not a new contract. Here are the basics […]

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Vote on March 10 – The first round of layoffs in Cook County offices is now scheduled for March 11. In order to ensure that all AFSCME members have the opportunity to vote directly on whether to accept the County Board and President P’s furlough day plan to prevent layoffs from going forward, AFSCME is […]

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