Working people face enormous threats in 2017 and beyond. Conference attendees asked the question: How do we work together to prevail against these attacks? The answer: Grassroots organizing in our worksites and communities.
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.
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.
Rauner is demanding that the Illinois Labor Relations Board require AFSCME to pay $2 million a day while legal action is pending against the governor's push to impose his demands on state employees.
A temporary restraining order issued Dec. 6 will halt the Rauner administration’s attempts to unilaterally impose its contract terms on state employees for now.
A bipartisan group of more than 35 legislators garnered statewide media coverage of their call for renewed negotiations between the Rauner Administration and AFSCME.
At the end of this year, the City of Chicago intends to terminate its retiree health care coverage. Find out what to do next.
Documents recently provided to AFSCME by an anonymous whistleblower inside state government reveal that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has established a new division dedicated to restricting employee rights.
"Don't dictate, negotiate!" say state workers, standing together throughout Illinois.
AFSCME: Governor “should negotiate, not dictate”
Despite the strident efforts of DSPs and their supporters, a measure to override Governor Rauner's veto of a bill to pay DSPs a living wage failed on November 16.
"As bus drivers we are responsible for all of Rockford’s school children, and in return we deserve fair pay and affordable health care for our own children,” AFSCME Local 1275 President and driver Tracy Goodwin said.
In recent weeks, union members as varied as dining hall workers, whiskey distillers and university faculty have won fair contracts by making the tough decision to go out on strike.
Illinois public service workers are featured in new statewide spots that call out Gov. Rauner for refusing to negotiate with state employees who want to find common ground.
Learn the truth about the Illinois Policy Institute. Funded by $525,000 from Bruce Rauner, they push for privatization, ending pensions, and firing every state employee.
AFSCME Council 31 responds to the recommended decision issued September 2 by an Administrative Law Judge of the Illinois Labor Relations Board.
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.