Sep 22, 2020
New! It's time to vote! »
This election is like no other. Election Day is November 3 but you can vote early or request your mail-in ballot TODAY.
Sep 22, 2020
New! AFSCME Endorsements: 2020 General Election »
Vote for our future! AFSCME Illinois PEOPLE has endorsed the following candidates who will fight not just for workers’ rights but the health, safety and dignity of every human being.
Jul 31, 2020
New! Fair Tax facts: Don't be misled! »
The Fair Tax amendment is popular, necessary and the right thing to do. Opponents who want to avoid paying their share try to confuse voters about what fair tax reform will do. Here are the facts to fight back against their false attacks.
Sep 01, 2020
New! Stay Safe: Suicide Awareness Month »
Twelve employees at the Department of Corrections died by suicide last year. During Suicide Awareness month, AFSCME is sharing a message of hope and concern.
Jul 29, 2020
Illinois expands vote by mail »
Safe voting options increased during ongoing pandemic when Gov. JB Pritzker signed a law expanding the state’s vote-by-mail program for the general election in November.
Aug 31, 2020
VIDEO: AFSCME is ready to meet this moment »
Members of the AFSCME Council 31 Executive Board share their thoughts on the challenges before us as we work to end ingrained racism.
Aug 29, 2020
Larry Marquardt Scholarship winners head to college »
Congratulations to three children of AFSCME members—Rachel Ashley, Mary Hicks and Edward McMillian—who were awarded AFSCME Council 31’s 2020 Larry Marquardt Scholarship.
Aug 20, 2020
Fighting the virus »
Tens of thousands of AFSCME members have been at their worksites daily throughout the pandemic in cities, counties, universities, school districts, and nonprofit agencies all across the state, performing work deemed essential.
Aug 04, 2020
Layoffs, budget cuts loom if Senate Republicans don’t act »
President Trump and Senate Republicans are refusing to include critical aid to state and local governments in a new federal coronavirus relief package.
Jul 22, 2020
O School counselors join AFSCME »
Support our newest AFSCME members as they advocate for their students and one other at the bargaining table.
Jun 22, 2020
Surviving COVID-19—with pay »
Both Josh Howard and Erin Hamilton-Howard—members of AFSCME Local 2073—tested positive for COVID-19 early in the pandemic. AFSCME helped make sure they had the paid time off they needed.
Jun 15, 2020
On the Job: Alishia Glover »
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, Local 2081
Jun 15, 2020
Raising awareness, building unity »
AFSCME members in the Illinois Department of Corrections have long been part of building awareness and raising funds for the Special Olympics.
Jun 11, 2020
Laid off education employees can apply for unemployment »
If you are a non-instructional employee in a school district, university or other educational setting, act quickly to receive unemployment benefits this summer.
Jun 10, 2020
On the Job: Retesha Thadison »
Illinois Department of Employment Security, Local 2971
Jun 01, 2020
Change must come »
AFSCME joins in mourning the unconscionable death of George Floyd and in demanding justice for his family and an end to the contagion of racism that continues to beset our country.
Jun 08, 2020
New law expands worker protections »
On June 5, Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law the AFSCME-backed bill HB 2455, which gives expands access to unemployment benefits and workers’ compensation coverage.
Apr 09, 2020
ISU clerical staff win contract »
AFSCME Local 3236 members fought hard to win this contract, which includes annual raises and finally starts rewarding longtime employees for their experience and dedication.
Jun 04, 2020
Rockford Public Schools locals win contracts, help community »
Now that bargaining is over, AFSCME members at RPS 205 are staying united during the COVID-19 crisis to help their school community—and beyond.
Jun 03, 2020
Their Job: Stopping the spread of the virus »
AFSCME members at the Illinois Department of Public Health in Chicago, Springfield and Carbondale are on the front lines in the battle against the coronavirus, helping save as many lives as possible.
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