• Child tax credits arrive

    Child tax credits arrive

    Last week AFSCME members got a big boost in their “mailboxes”—the largest-ever tax cut for working families in American history is the newly expanded child tax credit, part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

  • Big win for Niles public library

    Big win for Niles public library

    One day after a rally when more than 150 AFSCME members and their supporters spoke out against threatened cuts to library staff, services and hours, the Niles-Maine library board approved a budget plan that avoids the worst of the cuts.

  • Illinois budget—outlook good!

    Illinois budget—outlook good!

    Illinois' credit rating has been upgraded for the first time in more than 20 years.

  • The path forward: COVID-19 vaccines

    The path forward: COVID-19 vaccines

    Getting vaccinated can prevent getting sick with COVID-19 and spreading the virus to your co-workers and loved ones.

  • Progress on the Legislative Front!

    Progress on the Legislative Front!

    In an unprecedented “virtual” legislative session, AFSCME Council 31 succeeded in positively impacting the state budget and helping pass a number of bills of importance to union members—and block passage of a number that would be harmful.

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