Category: Retirees

May 24, 2018
Back pay bill passes House

HB 4290, sponsored by Rep. Jerry Costello, passed out of the Illinois House of Representatives with a veto-proof majority. The bill would provide funding for wages owed to state employees since 2011.

May 23, 2018
On the Job: Orlando Valenzuela, Public Health Administrator

"I've worked for the City of Chicago for more than 20 years. I’m happy to be here. I see myself as employed by the people of Chicago and that’s who I want to do my best for, because I appreciate the opportunity to do this work."

May 10, 2018
AFSCME state workers push for payment of back wages

More than 1,000 state employee AFSCME members flooded the state Capitol, pressing legislators to pay state government’s oldest unpaid bill for back wages owed since July 2011.

May 25, 2018
Rauner fighting “make whole” remedy in steps case

Once again Bruce Rauner is doing everything possible to circumvent state law and block state employees from being paid what they are owed. AFSCME will continue to do battle in every available legal venue to compel fair treatment for employees.

Apr 27, 2018
AFSCME PEOPLE Committee endorses Pritzker for governor

“Illinois needs a leader like JB who will bring people together and who cares about working families,” AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch said.

Apr 24, 2018
Sen. Bill Brady trying to strip workers' rights to negotiate health care benefits

Sen. Bill Brady introduced Senate Amendment 1 to SB 2680, which would amend the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act to provide that the design, implementation, and administration of a health insurance plan shall not be the subject of negotiations.

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.

Mar 30, 2018
I AM 2018

On April 2-4, AFSCME, COGIC, and civil, human and workers’ rights leaders gathered in Memphis for a series of events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy and the courage and sacrifice of Memphis sanitation workers who went on strike in 1968.

Mar 22, 2018
Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Rauner Appeal on Steps

AFSCME has won another round in the battle for payment of step increases that Gov. Rauner has illegally frozen since July 1, 2015.

Mar 21, 2018
UCAN workers win a union!

Employees at UCAN, a youth services agency on Chicago’s West Side, won their union election on March 20 after a vicious anti-union campaign waged by their employer. They fought for a better future—and they won.