The Illinois Department of Corrections’ attempt to lay the blame on injured employees for outbreak of inmate violence at Pontiac Correctional Center is shameful and baseless. The employees’ actions were in compliance with departmental procedures.
A troubling culture of inmate violence at Pontiac Correctional Center culminated in an assault by multiple inmates on prison staff on August 21. Four correctional officers and two lieutenants were treated for non life-threatening injuries.
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.
AFSCME members, families and community agencies delivered thousands of postcards urging Gov. Rauner to sign HB 5931, which sets a $15 base wage for direct support personnel who care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
More than 100 community members filled the West Branch of the Aurora Public Library on August 8 to protest the Library Board's planned cuts to staff and services. Many in the standing room only crowd wore stickers demanding "No cuts!"
AFSCME members are pushing back on the governor’s misinformation campaign.
More than 3,000 AFSCME delegates to the 42nd International Convention meeting this week in Las Vegas overwhelmingly approved a resolution of solidarity with Illinois members who are confronting one of the most fiercely anti-union governors in the country.
As union members face an unprecedented assault on basic bargaining rights, delegates from AFSCME local unions in Illinois will help shape our union’s strategy to fight back at AFSCME’s 42nd International Convention from July 18 to 22. We never quit.
Aurora library employees, patrons, kids and families held a “Read-In at City Hall” to fight proposed cuts to library hours and services.
The Illinois Labor Relations Board voted unanimously to deny the Rauner Administration’s motion to bypass a recommended decision from the judge who presided over hearings into the Unfair Labor Practice charges filed by Gov. Rauner and by AFSCME.
AFSCME members, allies urge full funding of state universities now, and with none of Gov. Rauner’s harmful poison-pill demands.
President Barack Obama endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President of the United States in this video on June 9, 2016.
Gov. Rauner has vetoed Senate Bill 2046, legislation to fund the back pay owed to thousands of state employees, as well as critical social services, public health and higher education.
One of the brightest new country stars in Nashville, Margo Price comes from an AFSCME family in Illinois.
When the governor sharply rejected seven Republican legislators’ call to return to the bargaining table, these same legislators refused to support their constituents.
Retirees elected John Tilden as their Annuitant Representative on the State Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees.
When the special friendship between a three-year-old girl and an AFSCME Local 699 sanitation worker in Bloomington, Ill., went viral, the world got a lesson in kindness.
The House fell short of the margin needed to enact the fair arbitration bill over the governor's veto. See inside for AFSCME's statement in response.
Working families and community groups call on the Governor and his legislative enablers to drop their harmful demands and make Illinois a place that works for all.
Days before Gov. Rauner vetoed HB 580, legislation to provide a fair path to a state contract, his loyal minions at the Illinois Policy Institute rushed out a “report” that recycles long-discredited claims regarding state workers' compensation.