Category: Retirees

Dec 04, 2017
Republican tax scheme passes U.S. Senate

On Dec. 1, Republicans in the U.S. Senate rushed through a massive rewrite of the federal tax code that is nothing more than a giveaway to corporations and big business, with middle class families left holding the bag.

Nov 30, 2017
GOP pushing tax scam, taxing pensions

U.S. Senate Republics are pushing frantically to follow the House's lead in passing legislation that would drastically reshape the American tax code—tilting it ever more toward corporations and the super-rich and undermining pensions in the process.

Nov 27, 2017
Republicans trying to rush passage of massive tax cuts for big business and wealthy

On Nov. 16, House Republicans—including every Republican representative from Illinois—passed a major revision of the tax code which gives big tax breaks to corporations.

Oct 23, 2017
Convention: Rise Up!

Nearly 1,000 AFSCME Council 31 members gathered in Springfield for our 20th Biennial Convention. We're ready to Rise Up! Watch this powerful video highlighting critical battles we've fought over the last two years—and listen to some great music too.

Oct 05, 2017
Unions—Unrigging the system

The fact that workers have a voice on the job with their unions is something that galls the ultra-rich. That’s why they’re now trying to get the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the system even more in their favor.

Sep 28, 2017
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.

Sep 28, 2017
Wealthy attack worker freedom

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would decide Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a lawsuit that aims to take away the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions.

Sep 27, 2017
GOP abandons quest to repeal the ACA

After repeatedly coming up short of votes, President Trump and Congressional Republicans are finally admitting defeat in their years-long quest to repeal (and not really replace) the Affordable Care Act, leaving millions without health insurance.

Sep 21, 2017
Rauner rewrites history on child care cuts

After cutting child care for 30,000 children, Gov. Rauner restored some of the cuts to the Child Care Assistance Program. Then pretended the cuts weren’t his in the first place.

Sep 18, 2017
Inmate attack reveals dangerous conditions

In a violent attack over the weekend at East Moline Correctional Center, an inmate repeatedly struck a correctional officer in the head with a rock. The officer was working alone on the unit and struggled to call for help on a faulty radio.