Materials from July 19 meeting

At the monthly meeting officers, members and our guest speaker, Fran Tobin, distributed materials that may be of interest to all.  Some are time sensitive. These can be viewed on the July page.

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Announcements for July, 2017

14 July 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retrees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, July 19th, Our speaker will be Mr. Fan Tobin, a community Organizer.

We have 2 conventions to consider and an upcoming election of Sub-chapter officers.

If you haven’t called, our national and state legislators, please do it. Our friends need to hear that we back them.

Sincerely,
Charlie Hogan,
President

Be sure to check new material posted for July, 2017.

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Announcements for June, 2017

14 June 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear Member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, June 21st. The meeting will begin at 11:30AM. Our speaker is our Council 31 Retiree Coordinator, Ms. Kate Jamruk.

Kate will have news of the challenges we are facing in Springfield and in Washington. If you are a state or state university retiree and are having any problems with the switch to the new health insurance provider, call or e-mail me first. I want you to have your information organized before Kate arrives. Kate and Martha Merrill, Council’s benefits specialist, are working together to smooth the transition.

This week, call your senators, Durbin and Duckworth, and tell them to oppose the closed door AHCA senate version. We don’t want a repeat of what the house Republicans did.

Sincerely,

Charlie Hogan, President
773-679-6835
e-mail: chogan9494@sbcglobal.net

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Announcements for May, 2017

11 May 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, May 17th. The meeting will begin at 11:30AM. Our speaker will be Dr. Laura Chamberlain of Clean Count Cook County. I’ve invited her so that she can tell us about her organization’s work to make local elections more representative of the will of citizens like us.

Mary Bennett and I are involved in a rally and march to Springfield that starts at noon this Monday, May 15th from the Thompson Center. It’s sponsored by Fair Economy Illinois and is called March to Springfield For a People and Planet First Budget. Jane Addams Senior Caucus is participating. Al Klinger, a 92 year old WW II vet is walking the 200 miles over 14 days. Go to this website for details-http://www.marchtospringfield.org.

Here’s a chance for each of us to raise our voices to pressure legislators to pass a state budget. Find a way to get involved. I have already e-mailed AFSCME Retiree sub-chapter presidents whose towns are close to route of march.

Sincerely,

Charlie Hogan,
President
773-679-6835
e-mail: chogan9494@sbcglobal.net

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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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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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