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Category: Retirees

Feb 16, 2018
Rauner Budget Address: More of the Same

Governor Rauner’s proposed 2019 state budget is just more of the same flim-flam that has pushed state government into ever deeper fiscal chaos. The budget is fundamentally unbalanced, propped up by a series of vague and unworkable schemes.

Feb 15, 2018
Union voters critical in March primary

The Illinois Primary Election in March will provide an opportunity to choose candidates best able to carry forward the fight in defense of workers’ rights in the November election. Make your voice heard and VOTE.

Feb 08, 2018
AFSCME testifies on Quincy crisis

AFSCME Local 1787 President Nettie Smith and Council 31 Policy Director Anne Irving testified on behalf of the nearly 350 dedicated AFSCME members at Quincy Veterans’ Home at a February 7 Joint Hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees.

Jan 30, 2018
AFSCME members set legislative agenda and electoral strategy

Hundreds of delegates gathered in Springfield on Jan. 27 for the AFSCME PEOPLE Conference to set the union’s 2018 legislative agenda and formulate a plan to elect pro-worker candidates in the March primary and November general elections.

Jan 30, 2018
AFSCME Endorsements: 2018 March Primary

The Illinois Primary Election in March will provide an opportunity to choose those candidates best able to carry forward the fight in defense of workers’ rights in the November election. Make your voice heard and VOTE!

Jan 30, 2018
Working People’s Day of Action: February 24

In cities across the country, thousands will challenge a system that favors corporations and the wealthy. Join the rally in Chicago to fight back!

Jan 28, 2018
Janus v. AFSCME: The Facts

Get the facts about the lawsuit that aims to take away the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31.

Jan 22, 2018
National Moment of Silence: February 1

To honor the 50th anniversary of the tragic deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker that sparked off the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike, AFSCME members across the country are joining in a nationwide Moment of Silence on February 1, 2018.

Jan 19, 2018
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.

Jan 18, 2018
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.