• Tell Governor Rauner: Do Your Job!

    Tell Governor Rauner: Do Your Job!

    Join the rally and picket on March 30 to tell Bruce Rauner to stop holding Illinois hostage—pass a fair budget and negotiate a fair contract with state workers now!

  • Rockford school employees strike

    Rockford school employees strike

    As a result of the Rockford school board’s refusal to negotiate in good faith—instead imposing terms that effectively cut workers’ already low pay—school bus drivers, nutrition service workers and paraprofessionals held a three-day strike action.

  • Illinois state employees vote to authorize strike

    Illinois state employees vote to authorize strike

    In the first-ever strike authorization vote in Illinois state government, an 81 percent majority of AFSCME Council 31 members have voted to give their union bargaining committee the authority to call a strike.

  • Legislators criticize Rauner’s refusal to compromise on AFSCME contract

    Legislators criticize Rauner’s refusal to compromise on AFSCME contract

    African-American and Latino state senators and representatives say that Governor Bruce Rauner’s refusal to negotiate with AFSCME threatens disproportionate harm to communities of color.

  • State worker faces loss of baby's oxygen tank

    State worker faces loss of baby's oxygen tank

    Because Illinois Gov. Rauner won't sign a budget, a company tried to repossess the oxygen tank needed by Kenea Williams's infant son.

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