• Union prevails in DOC, DJJ class action grievance

    Union prevails in DOC, DJJ class action grievance

    AFSCME members in the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice successfully used their union contract to enforce health and safety standards.

  • Illinois Senate passes fair tax

    Illinois Senate passes fair tax

    The Illinois Senate voted 40-19 to pass the fair tax constitutional amendment. Call the fair tax legislative hotline at 888-412-6570 to urge your state representative to vote YES for the fair tax.

  • State employees go to proper step after illegal freeze

    State employees go to proper step after illegal freeze

    AFSCME members never gave up battling for justice since ousted governor Bruce Rauner illegally froze employee step increases in 2015. Finally, thousands of state employees are receiving paychecks reflecting their proper step placement.

  • On the Job: Tim Lynch at Village of Orland Park

    On the Job: Tim Lynch at Village of Orland Park

    “The union plays a huge role in fighting for fair wages and good benefits for all workers. Without the union, I’d have to work two or three jobs to get by.”

  • AFSCME-backed candidates prevail in local elections

    AFSCME-backed candidates prevail in local elections

    Candidates who garnered AFSCME backing based on their pledges to stand with working families won in local government elections across the state on April 2. These are the results in contested races where the AFSCME regional PEOPLE committees took action.

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