A federal judge dealt a setback to efforts to keep open the Murray Developmental Center in Centralia, which the state has sought to close despite concerns over resident care.
Rauner is on the record calling public employee unions “immoral” and “corrupt” and expressing his admiration for union-busting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Staples and the U.S. Postal Service have cut a deal that jeopardizes your mail service and your local post office. Fight this attempt to privatize Postal Service work.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s op-ed in the Chicago Tribune depicts the dire consequences of closing down public mental health services and argues for ensuring access to in-treatment for individuals with mental illness.
The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a forceful decision overturning a lower court’s dismissal of an AFSCME-backed lawsuit challenging cuts to retiree health care benefits. The court found that these benefits are protected by the state constitution.
Home care workers are determined to keep advocating for fair pay and better care, but Harris v. Quinn "made clear the assault on workers' rights will not abate."
Henry Bayer has announced his retirement and Roberta Lynch has been unanimously elected by the Council 31 executive board to become the union's new executive director.
City of Chicago employees represented by AFSCME overwhelmingly ratified a five-year contract that includes fair wages and protections against privatization.
After two years at the negotiating table, the City of Chicago AFSCME Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with the Emanuel Administration on the evening of June 18. Ratification meetings will be held on Tuesday, June 24.
At more than a dozen worksites, Cook County employees held informational pickets to demand a contract with fair wage increases and affordable health care costs.
AFSCME and its partners in the We Are One Chicago coalition of unions announced they will sue to overturn Mayor Emanuel's unfair, unconstitutional pension-cutting plan.
On June 10, Cook County AFSCME members will hold informational pickets at more than a dozen worksites to demand a fair contract settlement.
The FY 15 budget adopted by state lawmakers wipes out Governor Quinn’s proposed $1/hour increase for low-wage disability support workers in community agencies.
After failing to extend income tax rates that would have funded the state’s needs, the General Assembly passed a budget that could force devastating cuts to vital services and jobs.
Advocacy by AFSCME members helped stop Toni Preckwinkle’s push to sharply cut Cook County pensions. Now the county should work with AFSCME and other unions toward a fair, constitutional pension funding plan.
What’s Bruce Rauner’s agenda if he becomes governor? Beyond attacking public employees and destroying their unions, it’s pretty hard to tell.
A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge granted the request of the We Are One Illinois union coalition to delay implementation of the law that would cut pensions for active and retired SERS, SURS and TRS enrollees.
When torrential rain caused flooding and a family of five was trapped in their car with waters rising, AFSCME Local 2452 steward Jason Patt jumped into action.
Billionaire CEO and Illinois governor candidate Bruce Rauner's ads spin his public image, but the facts show Rauner is a dangerous insider who'll stop at nothing to attack workers and gain power for himself.