Our union gratefully reflects on the spirited determination of every AFSCME member and retiree—and our many supporters.
For the fifth year in a row, AFSCME Local 2264 representing Cook County Sheriff’s Police is marking the start of the holiday season by making monetary donations to six food pantries in the townships they patrol.
In a high court hearing Nov. 17, the union and its partners argued that pension cuts affecting city workers and retirees are unconstitutional and should be overturned.
Governor Rauner is holding hostage a fair contract for state workers just as he is holding hostage the state budget, all to leverage his anti-worker, anti-union agenda. In response, AFSCME members are rallying for fairness, Dec. 5-10.
Three seats on the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Board of Trustees are at stake in a mail-ballot election starting November 2. AFSCME strongly recommends John Piechocinski and Trudy Williams (employees) Sharon Thompson (retiree).
State and University Retirees will continue to receive their monthly pension benefit despite an announcement from Comptroller Leslie Munger that Illinois will begin to skip payments to the pension funds due to the ongoing budget impasse.
A powerful new video spotlights many of the challenges AFSCME members have overcome in the past two years, and reflects the spirit that will carry us forward. It premiered at the AFSCME Council 31 convention in October.
The mayor’s budget proposal is a boon for Uber, a $50 billion enterprise that doesn’t need another giveaway, but a job-killer for hard-working Chicago cab drivers.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel originally sought to outsource 311 services, but protest from aldermen, workers and the community - spearheaded by AFSCME Council 31 members - compelled him to reverse the decision and keep 311 in house.
Responding to the state's decision to suspend payments to providers in the group health plan, AFSCME and other unions have filed suit seeking an order to ensure that health and dental care will continue to be provided according to the union contract.
Following the Senate's support of the bill, the House voted to save the Illinois State Museum with 82 votes, rejecting Governor Rauner's attempt to close the historic Springfield museum and all branch sites.
Marty Beil began his career as a parole officer and union activist more than 40 years ago. He became the director of AFSCME Wisconsin Council 24 and led Wisconsin’s fight against Scott Walker’s assault on public employee collective bargaining.
For nearly four years AFSCME has been battling in court—and winning each round—to secure the back pay owed to thousands of state employees. The Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the dispute on Wednesday, September 23.
This Labor Day we recognize the incredible achievements of America’s working people and celebrate all those who make our country run.
The Rauner Administration postponed the layoffs of about 150 state workers, most of them AFSCME members, until a union legal challenge is resolved.
An appellate panel in the state's Fifth District has unanimously upheld a temporary restraining order won by AFSCME and other unions in St. Clair County Circuit Court, enabling state workers to be paid on time and in full even without a state budget.
In yet another act of budget gamesmanship, Governor Rauner announced that he will seek to close the Hardin County Work Camp in southern Illinois.
Rauner's campaign of lies and intimidation leads legislators to vote against will of their constituents.
Clerical and technical employees of the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign delivered hundreds of postcards that called on University President Timothy Killeen to be fair and settle a new union contract.
More than 600 clerical and other employees of Northern Illinois University are forming a new union with AFSCME. Some 450 other NIU workers--who provide health care, prepare and serve food, and maintain buildings--are already AFSCME members.