About & FAQ

  1. What is AFSCME Local 3700?
  2. What is Council 31?
  3. What is AFSCME?
  4. Why should I join?
  5. How much does membership cost?
  6. What are my Weingarten rights?
  7. Who are the members of the Executive Board?

What is AFSCME Local 3700?

AFSCME Local 3700 is a union made up of University of Illinois Civil Service employees working in clerical, childhood development, extension office positions, among  others. Part of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Local 3700 was formed in 1991 to fair wages and treatment for university employees in Urbana-Champaign. We now have approximately 1,300 bargaining unit employees in Champaign-Urbana and across the state.

What is Council 31?

Council 31 is the AFSCME organization covering the entire state of Illinois. Just as the university is part of the state, Local 3700 is part of Council 31. Over the last 15 years, Council 31 has grown to 100,000 active and retired members and expanded its presence in the political and legislative arena. AFSCME is now a leading voice for working families in the state of Illinois.

For more information, visit afscme31.org.

What is AFSCME?

AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

For more information, visit afscme.org.

Why should I join?

Full membership gives you a voice in how the union works. Full members can join the Member Action Team (MAT), become stewards, vote in elections for the board and leadership, and more.

How much does full membership cost?

Becoming a full member costs only about $8 more per two week pay period. Considering that before Local 3700 was formed, our members made only 75% of similarly employed state members, and we now make equivalent salaries, the small dues increase is worth the extra 25% pay.

What are my Weingarten rights?

In the 1975, the Supreme Court declared that unionized employees have the right to have a steward present during an investigatory meeting with management when the employee believes the meeting might lead to disciplinary action being taken against him/her. The text below can be said or presented as printed in a meeting.

If the discussion in this meeting could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated or impact on my personal working conditions, I request that my steward, local officer or union representative be present. Without union representation, I choose not to answer any further questions at this time. This is my right under a Supreme Court decision called Weingarten.

Who are the Executive Board Members?

President: Nadja Robot, Office Support Specialist, La Casa Cultural Latina
Vice-President: Denise Hogan, Staff Clerk, ID Card Center
Secretary-Treasurer: Buffy Vance, Office Manager, LGBT Resource Center
Recording Secretary: Bryan Kieft, Office Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Chief Steward: Denise Hogan, Staff Clerk, ID Card Center

Robin Baird, Office Support Associate, Extension Unit 6, Cook County
June Clark-Eubanks, Office Support Specialist, Psychology
Cathy Keltz, Account Technician II, VetMed
Jill Ouellette, Office Support Specialist, International Programs and Studies
Tobi Wilder, Customer Service Representative, Parking Department

Suzanne Hallihan, Chief Clerk, Student Programs and Activities


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