• Illinois Policy Institute targets union members

    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.

  • Tentative agreement on new contract for AFSCME members in Cook County

    Tentative agreement on new contract for AFSCME members in Cook County

    After more than a year of very challenging negotiations, AFSCME reached a tentative agreement on a new contract between Cook County and 14 AFSCME local unions that represent nearly 5,000 county employees.

  • Celebrating the power of workers

    Celebrating the power of workers

    AFSCME members and working families across the state celebrated Labor Day with the promise of working together for an even better tomorrow.

  • McHenry County probation department wins first union contract

    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.”

  • AFSCME members working to win in November

    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.

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