Audrey Egerton

Audrey Egerton

Executive Board Member and President at AFSCME Retiree Chapter 31

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AFSCME Retiree Chapter 31

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Quincy Sub-Chapter President  - AFSCME Retiree Chapter 31

President of Local 1787  - Illinois Veterans Home

President  - Quincy Sub-chapter 83

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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. Among her 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 said. "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 continued.

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"It would seem like this legislation was proposed to scratch the back of nursing homes, regardless of the effect on nursing-home residents," said Audrey Egerton, president of Quincy Sub-chapter 83, who worked at a state veterans home before retiring.
"Proponents claim that they want to use the enforcement system to fix the problems, but if they had fixed the problems in the first place, they would never have been fined," Egerton said.

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"We came out across the state to join with working members in saying with one voice that public employees deserve a fair contract," said Audrey Egerton, the president of Quincy Sub-Chapter 83.She was one of many retirees who were on the lines at most of the 40 locations where Council 31 held Unity Pickets on May 29."We retirees were there to establish this union and we've seen the terrible situations that public employees can be left with if we don't work together," Egerton recalled.

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