• On the Job: Glen Baum, Anderson Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

    On the Job: Glen Baum, Anderson Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

    I believe in the union strongly. My family has a better life because I have better pay, medical insurance and job security. And I think union jobs make better employees—with a union we have a voice. It’s a win-win for everybody.

  • Supreme Court rules against working people

    Supreme Court rules against working people

    In favor of billionaire CEOs and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, the U.S. Supreme Court holds that requiring fair-share fees in the public sector violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.

  • Public employees are target of union-destruction scheme

    Public employees are target of union-destruction scheme

    The shadowy anti-worker forces behind Janus v. AFSCME want to silence our voices and take away our freedom to come together to defend our rights, our families and our future. Get the facts.

  • AFSCME letter to Rauner: Process state employee back pay now

    AFSCME letter to Rauner: Process state employee back pay now

    After enactment of state budget, Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch sent a letter to Gov. Rauner calling on him “to immediately direct your agencies to prepare vouchers for the full amount of back wages owed to employees both active and retired.”

  • Back pay bill passes House & Senate

    Back pay bill passes House & Senate

    HB 4290, the bill providing funding for wages owed to state employees since 2011, passed out of the Illinois House of Representatives with a veto-proof majority on May 24 and out of the Senate with unanimous support on May 30.

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