Category: Retirees

Jun 01, 2017
Fight for fair wages continues, $15 minimum wage bill heads to governor’s desk

General Assembly heads into overtime without final action on bill to raise wages for disability services workers, but bill raising state minimum wage to $15 an hour did pass.

Jun 01, 2017
Rauner calls Special Session, still blocking budget

Rauner still holding Illinois hostage to his anti-worker demands, inflicting untold damage on the state.

May 25, 2017
Bill setting privatization safeguards goes to Rauner’s desk

Legislation aiming to curb reckless privatization and ensure accountability to taxpayers passed out of the Illinois General Assembly with a Senate vote on May 25. The measure had already passed the House.

Apr 11, 2017
Chicago aldermen urge Gov. Rauner to negotiate with state workers

The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution on March 29, calling on Rauner to return to the bargaining table with state workers and their unions.

Apr 03, 2017
Judge Neil Gorsuch puts profits over people

Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will tilt court toward corporations and against working people.

Nov 22, 2016
Chicago retirees must enroll in other insurance to ensure continued health coverage in 2017

At the end of this year, the City of Chicago intends to terminate its retiree health care coverage. Find out what to do next.

Sep 29, 2016
State workers star in AFSCME campaign urging Rauner to negotiate

Illinois public service workers are featured in new statewide spots that call out Gov. Rauner for refusing to negotiate with state employees who want to find common ground.

Sep 13, 2016
Illinois Policy Institute: Anti-worker, pro-Rauner

Learn the truth about the Illinois Policy Institute. Funded by $525,000 from Bruce Rauner, they push for privatization, ending pensions, and firing every state employee.

Sep 02, 2016
Labor Board judge's recommendation calls for renewal of state contract negotiations

AFSCME Council 31 responds to the recommended decision issued September 2 by an Administrative Law Judge of the Illinois Labor Relations Board.

Jul 07, 2016
Labor Board says NO to Rauner speed-up request

The Illinois Labor Relations Board voted unanimously to deny the Rauner Administration’s motion to bypass a recommended decision from the judge who presided over hearings into the Unfair Labor Practice charges filed by Gov. Rauner and by AFSCME.