Pension-cutting law ruled unconstitutional by Circuit Court judge

Pension-cutting law ruled unconstitutional by Circuit Court judge

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.

AFSCME presses for affordable health care for Chicago retirees

AFSCME presses for affordable health care for Chicago retirees

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.

Be sure to VOTE! Tuesday, November 4

Be sure to VOTE! Tuesday, November 4

Tuesday is Election Day. It’s our last chance to stop Bruce Rauner. Make sure you vote in the race for governor. You can click here to see a list of AFSCME-recommended candidates in other races all across Illinois.

VIDEO: Republican senior advocate says Rauner is “wrong for seniors” and Illinois

VIDEO: Republican senior advocate says Rauner is “wrong for seniors” and Illinois

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.

Judge grants union motion to rescind retiree health care premium hikes

Judge grants union motion to rescind retiree health care premium hikes

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.

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