Cook County employees should take action now to defend against the latest assault on their retirement security.
A federal judge has rejected Gov. Rauner’s lawsuit challenging the right of public employee unions to collect “fair share” fees, but the fight isn't over yet.
Members of AFSCME and other unions have persuaded elected officials to reject Gov. Rauner’s “right-to-work” plan throughout Illinois, including a stinging rebuke in the state House.
Despite a recent state Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the Illinois constitution’s prohibition against diminishing pension benefits, Mayor Emanuel is insisting that legislation to cut the pensions of City of Chicago employees is constitutional.
In an emphatic and unanimous ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court has declared pension-cutting SB 1 unconstitutional and void. Read the ruling and response from the We Are One Illinois union coalition.
State employees across Illinois show their unity and commitment to a fair contract in workplace actions on April 30.
Workers killed or injured on the job will be remembered this week at events throughout the state in observance of Workers’ Memorial Day.
Congress is set to act on act on a trade agreement that could weaken the middle class and eliminate good jobs – all with little opportunity for real debate or improvements.
Cinda Klickna, head of the Illinois Education Association, writes that Gov. Bruce Rauner is “is asking communities to commit hurtful acts against their own citizens.”
An AFSCME-backed supplemental appropriation to pay all remaining back wages owed to state employees passed the Senate Executive committee on May 6 and now goes to the Senate floor. HB 3763 previously passed the House.
AFSCME and other public employee unions will continue to receive the fees while a union-backed challenge to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order is pending.
The governor has blocked funding for programs that help some of the state’s most vulnerable residents while signing off on wasteful corporate handouts.
In Chicago, Springfield, the Quad Cities and Joliet, candidates who pledged to stand up for working families prevailed in elections held April 7.
In communities throughout Illinois, voters have the chance to elect candidates who will stand up for working people and support strong public services.
Dozens of union workers and retirees packed a Village Board meeting to let local officials know they oppose weakening union rights in their community.
You don’t have to wait until April 7 to vote in the upcoming election. Early voting locations are now open throughout the state through April 4.
Three violent attacks against employees in the departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice make clear the need to address overcrowding and understaffing.
Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger has denied claims made by Gov. Bruce Rauner that her office devised the latest plan for illegally withholding fair-share fees.
Gov. Rauner’s obsession with undermining labor unions took a strange turn as he ordered state agencies to perform possibly illegal actions aimed at depleting union resources.
AFSCME members who care for people with developmental disabilities helped pack a Senate hearing and spoke out against cuts to community disability agencies in Gov. Rauner’s proposed budget.