• Paul Booth: In Memoriam

    Paul Booth: In Memoriam

    The labor movement lost one of its most dedicated and diligent advocates with the passing of Paul Booth on January 17. More than forty years ago, Paul helped to lay the foundation for the strong and vibrant union that AFSCME Council 31 has become today.

  • The REAL IPI: Illinois Policy Institute bashes public employees non-stop

    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.

  • AFSCME welcomes lawmakers’ involvement in Quincy Veterans’ Home crisis

    AFSCME welcomes lawmakers’ involvement in Quincy Veterans’ Home crisis

    AFSCME submitted written testimony to the Joint Hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees on January 9 regarding the health crisis at Quincy Veterans’ Home.

  • 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.

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