AFSCME Local 2887
AFSCME Local 2887

Meeting Minutes:

If you have questions about the minutes or for dates not listed here, please contact the Secretary.  Committee meeting minutes are available by request.

General Meeting Minutes

Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Member Discounts and Benefits:

There are a variety of discounts and benefits available for Members of AFSCME.  These are not available to Fair Share employees (those who have not signed a membership card for Local 2887).

  • AFSCME Advantage - A variety of discounts and benefits are available through AFSCME Advantage including free accidental death insurance, annuities, AT&T wireless discounts, auto buying, college prep discounts, college savings grants, consumer reports discount, credit and debit cards, credit counseling, education services, entertainment discounts, flower services, health club discounts, health savings, legal services, mortgage programs, a motor club, moving discounts, pet services, life and supplemental insurance, travel discounts, and clothing discounts.  Find a complete list of available discounts and benefits here.
  • AFSCME Free College Benefit - Through the AFSCME Free College benefit, you and your family members can earn an associates degree, completely online--for free.  Programs available include Business Management, Criminal Justice, Associate of Arts, Early Childhood Education, Accounting, Paralegal, Individualized Study, and Patient Navigation.  Learn more at or call 888-590-9009.
  • AFSCME's Leadership Academy - The Online Leadership Academy features both live and self-paced classes for leaders, activists, members, and staff that are interactive, fun, and educational.  Live, scheduled one-hour webinar classes are conducted in real-time and cover timely and hot topics--such as pensions and state battles--and core topics--such as organizing and representing workers.  Get started here.
  • AFSCME's Personal Support Program - Council 31 provides professional counselors to assist AFSCME members.  The PSP is a unique, union-based employee/member assistance program (EAP) and is separate from any management-based EAP.  Services provided directly by the PSP are free.  You can reach the PSP from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday, at 1-800-647-8776 to schedule day, evening, or weekend appointments.
  • American Income Life Insurance - AIL provides a no-cost $2500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment benefit as well as discounts on other insurance policies.  Additionally they provide a Health Services Discount Card and Child Safe Kits.  For more information, visit
  • Scholarships - Being an AFSCME 2887 member gives you and your family access to a variety of scholarships:
    • AFSCME Family Scholarship - Opens 8/1; closes 12/31; winners announced 3/31.  Call 800-588-0374.
    • Faculty for Collective Bargaining Scholarship - Available to employees, children, grandchildren, spouses, and civil union partners of a labor union member presently employed or retired Civil Service, Professional Staff employee, or non-tenure track faculty member of SIUE.  This scholarship is awarded in the Spring semester.
    • Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship - In honor of former AFSCME President Jerry McEntee this one-time $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an AFSCME member for use towards higher education.
    • Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship - Opens 1/7; closes 4/30; winner announced 8/1.  Call 202-429-1250.
    • Jerry Wurf Memorial Fund - Provides three scholarships for the six-week Harvard Trade Union Program for full-time AFSCME staff planning a career in the trade union movement or an AFSCME member holding an elected position who is willing to take leave. 
    • Joey Parisi Memorial Scholarship - Opens 8/1; closes 11/15; winner announced 12/15.  Call 301-431-5404.
    • John A Broyer / Jack Greer Memorial Scholarship Award - Awarded by the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, this scholarship is open to any union member or eligible family member attending an approved Union Trade program, accredited college or university.  For information, call 618-692-6400.
    • Larry Marquardt Scholarship - Completed applications must be received by 4pm on the third Friday in April.  One-half of the award is paid at the beginning of the first term, and the remainder is paid at the beginning of the second term.  Applications are available here or from AFSCME Council 31, 205 N. Michigan, Suite 2100, Chicago, IL, 60601.
    • Union Plus Scholarship Award - Opens 6/15; closes 1/31; winners announced 5/31.   Visit Union Plus or call 800-588-0374.
    • Union Plus National Labor College Scholarship - For working adults who want to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree while continuing their trade union work.  Call 800-427-8500 for more information.
    • University Staff Senate Scholarship - This scholarship is a cash award for attendance during the Fall or Summer term at SIUE and is available to the children, grandchildren, spouses, and civil union partners of a presently employed or retired Civil Service or Professional Staff employee of SIUE.
    • William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship - Each year, the Chicago Federation of Labor awards 10 scholarships to high school seniors, valued at $2,000 each.  Visit the Chicago Federation of Labor's website for more information.
    • William Lucy Labor Scholarship Fund - Provides a scholarship for a rank and file AFSCME leader to attend the Harvard Trade Union Program. 
  • Union Plus - A wide-range of discounts and benefits are available to union members at Union Plus.  Money-saving discounts and management options, restaurant discounts, insurance options, travel discounts, and an interest-free shopping program are just some of the things available through Union Plus.  They also have a range of hardship benefits that provide financial, homeowner, and healthcare assistance for union members and families.

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