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Bruce Rauner wants to eliminate pensions for public employees, yet holds up his work managing their assets as a success – all while refusing to disclose the tactics he used to make his fortune.
Bruce Rauner's latest misleading ad features a former president of AFSCME Local 993. In fact, the guy was local president for just seven months five years ago, before the members forced his resignation.
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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.
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.
Bruce Rauner says as governor, "he would outsource state services," following Indiana's Mitch Daniels, who privatized prisons, human services and roads. Rauner's firm profited by shipping jobs overseas as well as private probation, school buses and more.
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.
A longtime senior citizen advocate and Republican voter says Bruce Rauner’s ties to neglect and abuse at nursing homes owned by his firm show why he’s the wrong choice in the race for governor.
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.
Bruce Rauner sees Indiana’s anti-union, pro-privatization experiment as a model for how he’d run Illinois. But the latest news from the Hoosier State shows the results: weakened retirement security and bankruptcies.
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.
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.
Local union leaders from across the state met at the Council 31 PEOPLE Conference to make candidate recommendations and reaffirm the union’s commitment to defeating Bruce Rauner. To that end, delegates voted to support Pat Quinn in the race for governor.
Billionaire CEO Bruce Rauner wants to follow Wisconsin, where public-service workers lost their rights at work and thousands of dollars from their paychecks to Gov. Scott Walker. Hear from Wisconsin AFSCME members why Rauner must be stopped.
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.
Bruce Rauner says that if he's elected, he would shut down the government and fire state workers. It's a key part of his agenda to slash public employee pay and weaken their retirement security.
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.