Council 31 is supporting Kirk Dillard in the March 18 Republican primary, citing his support for public employees and his ability to defeat billionaire CEO Bruce Rauner.
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.
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.
The primary election is here. It's critically important for every union member to get out and vote, and to make sure our families do the same. Here's the list of candidates AFSCME recommends.
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.
More than 1,000 union members and retirees jammed the Capitol Rotunda to let lawmakers know they aren’t going to let their pensions get cut without a fight.
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.
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.
The Care Campaign delivered more than 15,000 postcards to Gov. Pat Quinn, urging him to include funding in his fiscal 2015 budget that would lift direct support personnel out of poverty.
AFSCME City of Chicago employees and retirees are joining with other union members to rally in Springfield on February 19th in opposition to efforts to cut their pensions.
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 extension of unemployment insurance benefits overcame a key hurdle in the Senate, but more pressure on lawmakers is needed for it to become law.
Tens of thousands of public employees throughout Illinois have been hard at work since the polar chill descended on the state, working to keep the public safe and provide vital services.
The search engine giant is betraying its stated values by supporting ALEC, a right-wing organization devoted to pushing anti-union and anti-worker legislation in state legislatures across the country.
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.
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.
The Murray Parents Association wins a preliminary round, plus other news from the Centralia home for individuals with severe developmental disabilities.
Direct support workers are fighting for fair wages to lift themselves out of poverty. Let them know you stand with them!