• Gov. Bruce Rauner: “I’m not in charge”

    Gov. Bruce Rauner: “I’m not in charge”

    While the governor of Illinois claims he’s not in charge, we beg to differ. He’s been the state’s chief executive for nearly three years and “in charge” of a lot of damage.

  • AFSCME on the Job: Laura Riggins, Zookeeper

    AFSCME on the Job: Laura Riggins, Zookeeper

    Laura Riggins is an animal handler at the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley, Illinois. She also serves as a steward in her union, AFSCME Local 2025, Rock Island County Employees. She never has a dull day on the job.

  • On-duty AFSCME members injured

    On-duty AFSCME members injured

    Two Cook County sheriff’s police officers, both members of AFSCME Local 2264, were hit by a drunk driver while on-duty late on Tuesday, December 5th.

  • Wealthy attack worker freedom

    Wealthy attack worker freedom

    The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would decide Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a lawsuit that aims to take away the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions.

  • Cook County Board votes to lay off hundreds

    Cook County Board votes to lay off hundreds

    A vigorous grassroots lobbying effort helped reduce number of AFSCME members who will lose their jobs after Cook CountyBoard unanimously passed a budget that included 321 layoffs.

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