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What’s Bruce Rauner’s agenda if he becomes governor? Beyond attacking public employees and destroying their unions, it’s pretty hard to tell.
The state is moving to abruptly end its contract with a for-profit firm hired to manage the state lottery in another example of privatization failing to live up to its promises.
State employees in five departments have now received partial payment of wages owed for more than two years. Payments were the result of a hard-fought appropriation measure enacted in the spring legislative session.
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Health care premiums for State of Illinois and state university retirees will return to previous levels thanks to a preliminary injunction halting the implementation of a law that allowed the state to increase premiums unilaterally.
Bruce Rauner says that if he's elected, he would shut down the government and fire state workers. It's a key part of his agenda to slash public employee pay and weaken their retirement security.
AFSCME lost a tireless advocate for public sector retirees on Saturday with the passing of former Retiree Chapter 31 President Doris Clark at the age of 99.
After 20 months of negotiations, Cook County employees are delivering a message to County Board President Toni Preckwinkle: It’s time to get real and reach a fair settlement.
Billionaire Bruce Rauner says as governor he would dismantle unions, stripping workers of their rights and silencing their voice on the job. Rauner also pushes so-called right-to-work laws that cut wages and worsen the income gap.
The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a forceful decision overturning a lower court’s dismissal of an AFSCME-backed lawsuit challenging cuts to retiree health care benefits. The court found that these benefits are protected by the state constitution.
AFCSME Local 726 is rallying the community behind a police officer and AFSCME member who was shot while investigating a drug case.
Roberta Lynch was sworn in as the new executive director of AFSCME Council 31 on Aug. 1, completing a transition set in motion in June when Henry Bayer announced his retirement.
A federal judge dealt a setback to efforts to keep open the Murray Developmental Center in Centralia, which the state has sought to close despite concerns over resident care.
Rauner is on the record calling public employee unions “immoral” and “corrupt” and expressing his admiration for union-busting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.