Audrey Egerton, an AFSCME Retiree Chapter 31 executive board member and president of the Quincy sub-chapter, has attained an astonishing 45 years of service in leadership positions in AFSCME.
Audrey was president of Local 1787 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy for 14 years from 1970-1984 and sat on the Council 31 Executive Board from 1978-1988.
During that time, Audrey
was involved in the first state contract negotiations in 1975 and played a key role in building Council 31 into the union it is today.
Upon retirement, Audrey became involved with AFSCME Retiree Chapter 31, serving as Quincy sub-chapter president for an unprecedented 27 years, including service as Vice-President and then Executive Board Member of Chapter 31.
many honors, she
is an inductee into the AFSCME Retiree Chapter 31
Hall of Fame.
"One thing that I'll never forget is how poorly public workers were treated before we got our first contract," Audrey
"We had to fight hard for many years to get to a place of respect and security for our members.
"The attacks on public workers have always been there, and many would like to see things go back to the way they were before we had a union," she