AFSCME Local 2887
AFSCME Local 2887

Call for Nominations

There are four positions available on the Executive Board for the November 2012 Local 2887 elections.  These positions include one Executive Board Member (two year term) and three Trustee positions (three year terms).  If you are interested in serving in any of these roles or you know someone who might be interested, please contact Vickie Sumner at or 650-3819 by 4:30pm on Friday, October 26, 2012. 

Am I eligible to be a Trustee or Executive Board member?  Per the Local 2887 Constitution: "To be eligible for office, a member must be in good standing for one year immediately preceding the election."  You must be a full member, and if selected you must attend a two-day steward training class.  It would also greatly benefit the Trustees to attend the one-day financial responsibility training.

How much of a time commitment is required?  At a minimum, these positions are expected to attend monthly Executive Board meetings on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-12:30pm and participate in the general meetings that are held quarterly.  In addition, Trustees also need to complete the Fair Share report on an annual basis.

What do the positions do?  Per the Local 2887 Constitution: "The trustees shall make or cause to be made at least annually an audit of the finances of the local, including the finances concerning any health and welfare, pension, insurance or other benefit program covering members of such local and shall report to the membership on the results of such audit."  The Executive Board Members act as representatives of the local membership.

If you have more questions, please feel free to contact any of the Local officers or Executive Board Members.

Vote NO on the Proposed Constitutional Amendment HJRCA49

On the November ballot, Illinois voters will be asked if they believe the Illinois Constitution should be amended to require a three-fifths majority vote in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system.  We say "Vote NO" on the proposed Constitutional Amendment.

This Constitutional Amendment would also require that any collectively bargained agreement with a local government or school district be approved by a 3/5th majority of the local governmental body if those agreements had incentives or additional compensation increases beyond salary that enhanced pensions.  This amendment would limit union bargaining strength at all levels of government and is designed to cover up the politicians' failure to adequately fund public employee pensions.

For more information, see our Election 2012 page.  You can also download a printable flyer to inform your co-workers, friends and family and encourage them to vote NO on HJRCA49.