Join us for a Seminar on Social Security

Take your choice of two dates this summer to learn from a representative from the Social Security Administration. It's free to members! Identical presentations will happen on June 9th from 10 am-noon, and July 12 from 1-3 pm. Both sessions will be held virtually, so you can stay in the comfort of your home. To RSVP for the June 9th session, let Patty Clancy know by June 7th at 630-468-4083 or; if you want to attend July 12th, let her know by July 8th630-468-4083 or

Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.