Announcements for April, 2017

12 April 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, April 19th, at 11:30AM. The restaurant is on the corner of Touhy & Caldwell Avenues in Niles. Our speaker will be Ms. Denise Corkery, a spokeswoman for the Sierra Club. I’ve invited her so that she can tell you about her organization and the environmental challenges we face in the mid-west and Great Lakes region. I will have news from the 1st quarter meeting of Council 31 Retiree Officers conference that met on March 30-31 in Springfield. Mark you calendars to attend this meeting. There will be information and handouts to take home. Watch our blogsite for places to find the materials if you are unable to attend.

To be perfectly clear, nationally and in Illinois- we are in crisis.

Let me close on this hopeful note. You are among friends who have seen opportunity in this crisis and have been organizing a resistance. So come to the meeting and learn more about it and the role you will play.

Sincerely,

Charlie Hogan,
President

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Be sure to check recent items on the page for April by clicking here. 

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Announcements for March, 2017

6 March 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, March 15th, at 11:30AM. The restaurant is on the corner of Touhy & Caldwell Avenues in Niles.

Our speaker will be Ms. Jo Patton from the AFSCME Council 31 staff.

Charles Hogan
President

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Be sure to check other announcements on the web page for March.

 

 

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Announcements for February, 2017

 

10 February 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. Meeting begins at 11:30AM. The restaurant is located at Caldwell and Touhy Avenues in Niles.

I have invited Ms. Cynthia Trostin, an attorney, to speak about making Final plans and the consequences to a family of a bad one.

Mary Bennett and I have been calling working state AFSCME members asking them to vote yes to tell their bargaining team they could call a Strike. We will be phoning this Saturday and next week. I’ll have a report for you when we me next Wednesday.

Sincerely,

Charlie Hogan,
President

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Go to this month’s briefings page.

 

 

 

 

 

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Announcements for January, 2017

13 January 2017:

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

 

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, 18 January 2017. Meeting begins at 11:30AM. The restaurant is located at Caldwell and Touhy Avenues in Niles.

I have invited Ms. Ana Marin, of Jane Addams Senior Caucus to tell us what they will be doing to fight the attacks on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the ACA, and our pensions. This weekend, I will be attending the AFSCME Council 31 Political Conference. I will update you with information from Council 31 at this meeting

Jane Addams SC is a highly effective grass roots senior organization. We can work with them, learning community organizing methods, to defeat this attack on ourselves and our families.

The election is past and it is time to focus on the work we must do.

Sincerely,

Charlie Hogan,
President

 

 

12 January 2017:
Additional materials have now been posted on the page for January 2017.

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Announcements for December 2016

14 December 2016:
Additional materials have now been posted on the  page for December 2016.

12 December 2016:
Minutes of the AFSCME Retiree Council 31 Quarterly Meeting can now be accessed through the page for December 2016.

6 December 2016:

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern on Wednesday, December 14th. The Wildwood Tavern is at 6480 W. Touhy, Niles, IL (the NE corner of Caldwell and Touhy). This is a week earlier than our usual meeting because of the approaching Holidays.

I will have news from the 4th quarter meeting of Council 31 Retiree Officers conference that will meet December 8 & 9 in Springfield. Because of the election and the ILB’s decision on impasse, I’m going to this conference in order to bring back information on what we have to do now as a sub-Chapter.

Since this is the Holiday session, I’m planning to bring items for a grab bag. Wrapped or unwrapped, we’ll put them on a table for inspection. So, if you found a item from last Christmas. Or if you want to spend $10.00, everyone bring a gift.

Let’s have some cheer and sing songs

Sincerely,

Charlie Hogan
President

 

See additional materials on the page for December, 2016.

 

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November 24, 2016

There is now a new page available: November, 2016.

Last addition: Nov. 30

 

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Information posted October 24, 2016

Materials from the monthly meeting on October 19, 2016, can be seen by clicking here.

 

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