Union members protest Bruce Rauner’s budget crisis as funding cuts threaten long-term damage to our state’s public higher education.
The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution on March 29, calling on Rauner to return to the bargaining table with state workers and their unions.
Illinois high court rejects governor's push to bypass appellate level in state employee impasse case.
SB 16, a bill to cut the pensions of active employees in the SERS and SURS pension systems, was rushed to a vote on the Senate floor on Feb. 28. While it failed to pass, it was put on postponed consideration and will likely be called again soon.
Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will tilt court toward corporations and against working people.
Briefs now being filed in 5th District Appellate Court as state employee pay case makes its ways through the appeals process.
AFSCME members at Pontiac Correctional Center spoke out on assaults by inmates, proposing steps to improve safety.
As a result of the Rockford school board’s refusal to negotiate in good faith—instead imposing terms that effectively cut workers’ already low pay—school bus drivers, nutrition service workers and paraprofessionals held a three-day strike.
An appellate court granted AFSCME's request to put on hold the labor board decision in contract negotiations between our union and Gov. Rauner. As a result, Governor Rauner cannot impose his terms.
AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch addressed reporters at a news conference announcing the results of the state employees’ strike authorization vote, which took place from January 30 to February 19, 2017.
Following in Bruce Rauner’s footsteps, the Rockford Public Schools Board of Education voted to impose its ‘last, best and final’ offer on employees at a board meeting packed with union members pressing to continue negotiations.
While state employees are working hard every day to serve the people of Illinois, they also worry about their future and that of their families. Get the facts from AFSCME about the fight for a fair state contract.
African-American and Latino state senators and representatives say that Governor Bruce Rauner’s refusal to negotiate with AFSCME threatens disproportionate harm to communities of color.
Because Illinois Gov. Rauner won't sign a budget, a company tried to repossess the oxygen tank needed by Kenea Williams's infant son.
AFSCME has been working to pass legislation to protect state employee paychecks, but in a video emailed to all state workers, Gov. Rauner threatened to veto that bill.
A bill filed by state Rep. Sue Scherer would ensure that state employee payroll continues, no matter the outcome of a legal challenge to an existing court order.
CoreCivic’s Trousdale Turner Correctional Center is a prime example of what happens when corporations are left unchecked to provide services previously offered by state employees.
Nearly two dozen Illinois union leaders from the private and public sectors sent a letter of support for AFSCME-represented state employees in their struggle for fairness against Governor Rauner.
AFSCME Bargaining Committee votes to establish new settlement framework for state contract. Rauner responds swiftly, making clear he seeks confrontation, rather than common ground.
In their first three days, the new Republican majority in the U.S. Congress didn’t waste any time in launching a stunning attack on federal government employees—without even the thinnest of rationales.