AFSCME represents library employees across Illinois who make libraries work for everyone. We honor them on National Library Workers Day -- Tuesday, April 15.
The union is getting the message out in the media. Read executive director Henry Bayer's Huffington Post blog and watch AFSCME retirees tell their stories via TV news at this link.
State legislators passed legislation that will slash the modest pension benefits of City of Chicago employees and retirees by as much as 30 percent. Call Governor Quinn now and tell him to veto the bill!
The “Give America a Raise” bus tour hit Springfield on Tuesday and AFSCME members were there to greet it and back the campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
Gov. Quinn's recommended budget has mostly good news for AFSCME members and the public services we provide. But it can only be passed if legislators also maintain stable state tax revenues.
An outpouring of strong opposition has halted a bill that would have hurt the ability of IMRF pension recipients to keep up with inflation in retirement.
We honor the life of a union activist who led a remarkably brave and determined group of workers standing up for their rights against a viciously anti-union employer, Heartland Human Services in Effingham, IL.
Billionaire Bruce Rauner barely survived the GOP primary for governor as union members came together to reject his anti-worker attacks. Meanwhile AFSCME-backed candidates won important races for seats in Congress, the General Assembly and county boards.
In the legislature and the courts, AFSCME is continuing to fight for thousands of state employees who have not received back wages owed as a result of pay increases withheld in FY 2011 and 2012.
A Chicago Tribune article lays bare the Bruce Rauner agenda: Lower pay for public employees and attacks on their retirement security.
The Illinois Supreme Court, accepting the arguments of the We Are One Illinois union coalition, consolidated four lawsuits against the “pension theft” law and ordered the case to be heard in Sangamon County.
In the coming months, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide on Harris v Quinn, a case that could have enormous implications for the future of public employee unions.
A new report shows that the biggest waste of taxpayer dollars might be the millions that are paid to corporate CEOs whose companies take over public services and then fail to deliver.
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.
It's time to fix Illinois' tax system. Learn how you can help A Better Illinois' effort to make sure the rich and big corporations pay their fair share so we can fund our state's top priorities.
The campaign to save Murray Developmental Center in Centralia continues in the wake of a three-day hearing last month where the Murray Parents Association, with strong support from AFSCME, argued forcefully for keeping the facility open.
Seeking to overturn pension-slashing Senate Bill 1, AFSCME Council 31 and our partners in the We Are One Illinois union coalition filed suit today—Tuesday, Jan. 28—in Sangamon County Circuit Court in Springfield.
Labor unions and their allies are banding together to prevent the “fast-tracking” of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that could be even worse than NAFTA in its effects on jobs and wages.
An arbitrator's order will end state government's wasteful $77 million contract with a private corporation, Maximus, that duplicated Medicaid eligibility redetermination work performed by state employees.
Direct support workers are fighting for fair wages to lift themselves out of poverty. Let them know you stand with them!