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Category: Retirees

May 11, 2017
Senate votes to raise wages for disability services workers as coalition pushes Rauner to address community care workforce crisis

After a coalition of AFSCME members, agencies and families spent the day lobbying legislators and delivered 7,000 postcards to Gov. Rauner, the Senate passed SB 955, legislation to raise wages for disability services workers.

Apr 28, 2017
Bill setting privatization safeguards passes House

Legislation aiming to curb reckless privatization and ensure accountability to taxpayers passed out of the Illinois House on April 27.

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.

Mar 15, 2017
Rockford school employees went on strike

As a result of the Rockford school board’s refusal to negotiate in good faith—instead imposing terms that effectively cut workers’ already low pay—school bus drivers, nutrition service workers and paraprofessionals held a three-day strike.

Feb 24, 2017
Roberta Lynch announces strike vote results

AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch addressed reporters at a news conference announcing the results of the state employees’ strike authorization vote, which took place from January 30 to February 19, 2017.

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.