Nov 13, 2018
New! 100% Union: Moline-Coal Valley School District »
AFSCME Local 672 President Terry Boone shares his story of unity in the face of the Janus Supreme Court decision.
Nov 12, 2018
New! IDOC employee gets position he deserves »
After a two-year “roller coaster ride” AFSCME Local 3649 member Dustin York won his grievance and was placed in the position he worked hard to achieve at Robinson Correctional Center.
Nov 09, 2018
New! On the Job: Christina Loudermilk, City of Rockford »
I’ve been with the city for 20 years now. That stability has provided health benefits for me and my whole family. It’s helped me purchase a home. I love my union. I couldn’t see myself surviving without it.
Nov 06, 2018
New! Voters reject Rauner, slam the door on anti-worker agenda »
"Voters across the state repudiated Rauner and rejected his anti-worker, anti-union agenda up and down the ballot," AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch said.
Nov 07, 2018
New! 2018 election results »
AFSCME-recommended candidates made a clean sweep in statewide contests and gained enough seats in the General Assembly to establish a super-majority in the Illinois House and Senate so that we can advance a working people’s agenda.
Oct 25, 2018
New! Jackson County employees refuse to back down »
After unanimously authorizing a strike, members of AFSCME Local 2464 at Jackson County in southern Illinois won a new union contract with fair pay and affordable health care.
Oct 23, 2018
New! Appellate court rejects Rauner impasse claim in state contract negotiations »
"The court backs up what we've said all along, there never was an impasse," AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch said. "Bruce Rauner should come back to the bargaining table instead of wasting more taxpayer money on losing litigation."
Oct 04, 2018
AFSCME, Mendoza turn up media heat on Rauner over steps »
The governor’s illegal step freeze and continued foot-dragging are getting news coverage statewide.
Oct 02, 2018
More Rauner games on step increases »
Governor Rauner has once again let down the more than 20,000 state employees whose step increases he has illegally denied since 2015.
Oct 04, 2018
Chicago city workers ratify new contract »
AFSCME members voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract that makes gains in city government.
Sep 19, 2018
AFSCME wins new contract with pay, sick time gains in Schaumburg »
Union members mobilized to win the right to use sick time to care for family members plus a pay increase retroactive to May 2017.
Sep 12, 2018
Forget the phony ad; working people know Rauner is wrong »
Desperate Bruce Rauner is running a false commercial that claims to be from an AFSCME leader.
Sep 07, 2018
An open letter to the Illinois Policy Institute »
AFSCME member and state employee Ty Ellison received a letter in the mail from the IPI, professing to want to improve his life by helping him quit his union. He isn’t having it.
Sep 07, 2018
Illinois Policy Institute targets union members »
The IPI recently sent a mailing to 400,000 public employees in Illinois—teachers, firefighters, correctional officers, highway maintainers, social workers, nurses, and so many others—pushing them to drop out of their union. AFSCME members aren't fooled.
Sep 13, 2018
AFSCME members ratify new contract in Cook County »
The nearly 5,000 county employees in 14 AFSCME local unions voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract, capping more than a year of very challenging negotiations.
Aug 29, 2018
The REAL IPI: Illinois Policy Institute bashes public employees non-stop »
The IPI suddenly claims to be incredibly concerned about the well-being of Illinois workers. But why would an organization that’s been beating up on public workers since its founding now decide to champion their rights? Something doesn’t smell right.
Aug 24, 2018
McHenry County probation department wins first union contract »
“Nobody in this office chose this career to get rich. But we do want to be compensated fairly, to be able to feed our families and go home to live a comfortable life. We want to be able to make ends meet.”
Aug 20, 2018
AFSCME members working to win in November »
After more than three years of billionaire Bruce Rauner’s unrelenting assault on public employees, AFSCME members are ready to hit the pavement to defeat him in the November general election.
Jul 26, 2018
AFSCME issues new report on violence in Illinois Youth Centers and how to prevent it »
"Rising Violence in Illinois Youth Centers: Causes & Cures" highlights the serious problem of increased violence in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice and outlines recommendations to reverse the trend.
Jul 19, 2018
AFSCME members won’t back down »
The US Supreme Court’s majority sided with the super-rich in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 on June 27. But AFSCME members know that our freedom to have a strong voice on the job is under assault—and they’re pledging to stick with their union.
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