AFSCME retirees founded three new chapters this summer – in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Memphis, Tennessee.
By joining together, they will fight back attacks on their retirement security, protect public services and elect public officials who stand up for working families. And they will be living proof that AFSCME members are lifelong activists who never quit on their communities or their union.
Before retiring in 2012, Kate Monfort was program manager for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and had served as president of AFSCME Local 1902. She looked forward to enjoying her free time as a retiree. Then a couple of years ago, she decided to join an effort underway to create retiree chapter 1902.