With their insurance premiums set to skyrocket next year, City of Chicago retirees are urging Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council to take action and keep health care affordable.
In a victory for public employees and retirees, a Circuit Court judge in Springfield ruled that the law cutting SERS and SURS pensions is unconstitutional. The case is expected to head to the Illinois Supreme Court.
State Rep. Mike Smiddy says the hard work of AFSCME volunteers and support from the union’s PEOPLE program played a key role in allowing him to continue to fight for working families at the state Capitol.
Lane Evans was a champion of organized labor, veterans and all working people. The 12-term former Congressman from Rock Island died Nov. 5.
AFSCME Council 31 responds to the election of Bruce Rauner as governor of Illinois.
My Brother’s Keeper, a group supporting Department of Corrections employees and their families, is collecting signatures to urge the General Assembly to reopen Tamms CC.
A difficult Election Night had some bright spots, as several candidates who stood with public employees – and enjoyed strong support from AFSCME members – prevailed at the polls.
After six years without a raise, Head Start teachers in Rockford are taking action, demanding that the city agree to a contract that respects the work they do helping low-income families.
The Open Enrollment period for State and University retirees on State of Illinois Medicare Advantage plans runs until November 15.
City of Chicago Retirees should call their aldermen today and tell them: Retirees can’t afford such big increases in our health costs!
More than a year after forming a union, AFSCME members at Stephenson County Nursing Center held a picket to draw attention to management’s refusal to negotiate a fair contract for workers who care for some of the county’s most vulnerable residents.
AFSCME and other unions have asked Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take back from Wall Street hundreds of millions of dollars the city has lost due to fraudulent interest rate swaps.
A circuit court judge scheduled for Nov. 20 oral arguments on whether the law cutting pensions for state and state university employees is unconstitutional due to the state constitution’s Pension Protection Clause.
A strong organizing and lobbying effort by AFSCME members helped persuade the East Moline City Council to reject a bid to privatize garbage services that would have increased fees on residents and put good jobs at risk.
The union won an Illinois appellate court ruling that frontline state employees are owed the wages spelled out in their union contract, and the legislature's failure to appropriate sufficient funds cannot erase the state's obligation to pay.
In this video, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren stirringly defends public services, the employees who provide them, our union and the labor movement. The special message from Senator Warren was screened at the Council 31 PEOPLE conference.
Health care premiums for State of Illinois and state university retirees will return to previous levels thanks to a preliminary injunction halting the implementation of a law that allowed the state to increase premiums unilaterally.
After 20 months of negotiations, Cook County employees are delivering a message to County Board President Toni Preckwinkle: It’s time to get real and reach a fair settlement.
Boycott Golan's Moving & Storage in Skokie until management negotiates in good faith with striking employees!
The state is moving to abruptly end its contract with a for-profit firm hired to manage the state lottery in another example of privatization failing to live up to its promises.