AFSCME Local 2887

Larry Marquardt Scholarships Available

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Larry Marquardt Scholarship.  There are two scholarships available, each in the amount of $1,000, for the school year beginning in September 2016.  The deadline for applications is Friday, April 16, 2016.

Larry Marquardt was a tireless organizer and union leader who dedicated his life to improving the lives of working people.  He was the first executive director of AFSCME Council 31, serving in that position until his death in 1980.  In his memory, Council 331 established a scholarship fund which offers AFSCME members and their children financial assistance for higher education.

Members must obtain membership verification from the Secretary of the Local on the application form.  Applications which do not include all the information requested, including family income and copies of grades and ACT/SAT scores, will not be considered.  Applications are available on the AFSCME Council 31 website at by following the link "AFSCME Scholarships" on the left side of the homepage.

New Dues Rate for 2016

In accordance with the provisions of the AFSCME International Constitution, the minimum dues for all local unions have been adjusted effective January 1, 2016. The table below shows the current dues and the dues amount increase as of January 1.

For full-time Members, the change is an increase of $0.96 per month; part-time Members increase by $0.70 a month. The rates for Fair Share have also been adjusted based on the Fair Share reports that are compiled by Council 31 and AFSCME International.

  Full Time Employees
Per Month / Per Pay Period
  Part Time Employees
Per Month / Per Pay Period
Member Rate Fair Share Rate Member Rate Fair Share Rate
Previous Dues Rate $40.72 / $20.36 $26.46 / $13.23   $30.50 / $15.25 $19.82 / $9.91
Rate as of 1/1/2016 $41.68 / $20.84 $27.08 / $13.54   $31.20 / $15.60 $20.28 / $10.14

These dues rates are the minimum dues specified by AFSCME International, and our Local is required to adjust our dues to these rates.  The minimum rate is adjusted annually in accordance with the average percentage increase in pay of all AFSCME members.