In wake of tragedies, city of Chicago mental health clinics must treat more people in neighborhoods of greatest need by joining managed-care networks.
As a dozen nations gather in New Zealand this week to officially sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), working families in the United States are sounding the alarm on a deal that would lower wages and ship even more jobs overseas.
Primaries in March will have a decisive impact on the future of workers' rights in Illinois.
Watch a compilation of news coverage from the statewide Rallies for Fairness, where thousands of people called on Gov. Rauner to stop holding Illinois hostage to his extreme demands and settle a fair contract for state employees and a fair budget for all.
Our state has been plunged into a war over the rights and standard of living of working people. AFSCME endorsed candidates Juliana Stratton (D-Chicago) and Sen. Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) are true champions for all working families.
A Jan. 20 editorial in the Wall Street Journal blamed Illinois state employees for the standoff in contract negotiations with the Rauner Administration. In this letter, AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch set the record straight.
Elected officials from across the state and unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers are standing with AFSCME state employees as Rauner tries to terminate contract negotiations.
“The state employees Governor Rauner is obsessed with attacking keep communities safe, protect kids, care for veterans and more. Like all working people, they deserve affordable health care and wages that sustain a family."
On the eve of the annual State of the State Address, the union coalition Illinois Working Together held a Springfield news conference to urge Governor Rauner to drop his anti-worker agenda and stop holding our state hostage.
Rauner is wrong to walk away and try to terminate negotiations. Public-service workers who keep us safe, protect kids, respond to emergencies and care for the vulnerable want to serve our communities and reach a fair agreement. But we can’t do it alone.
Will our state continue in its death spiral, driven down by Rauner's bizarre patchwork of non-reforming reforms? Or will common sense and basic decency prevail?
Get ready now to vote in the upcoming March 15 Primary Election in Illinois. It’s never been so easy. Voting by mail is an option now available to everyone. Voters can request absentee ballots from their local county clerk or board of elections.
Union membership helps workers build a better future for their families, including scholarship opportunities to pursue their education goals. AFSCME Council 31 is now accepting applications through April 15 for its annual Larry Marquardt Scholarship.
At the wrap-up of today’s negotiating session between AFSCME Council 31 and the Rauner Administration, the Governor’s representatives said they would refuse to participate in any further bargaining sessions and claimed negotiations are at an impasse.
In late December, AFSCME members across Southern Illinois worked around the clock to battle record flood waters and protect Illinois residents.
The votes are in! Trudy Williams (AFSCME), John Piechocinski (IEA) and Sharon Thompson (AFSCME retiree) won seats on the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Board of Trustees. Results will be certified December 18.
Thousands of AFSCME members and retirees, fellow union members, community groups, elected officials and faith leaders joined seven Rallies for Fairness across the state, sending Gov. Rauner a clear message: anti-worker agendas have no place in Illinois.
Some 1,300 union members, their families, community groups and elected officials like U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky joined together in Chicago Dec. 5 to kick off a week of statewide Rallies for Fairness.
In a high court hearing Nov. 17, the union and its partners argued that pension cuts affecting city workers and retirees are unconstitutional and should be overturned.
State and University Retirees will continue to receive their monthly pension benefit despite an announcement from Comptroller Leslie Munger that Illinois will begin to skip payments to the pension funds due to the ongoing budget impasse.