• State employees ratify new union contract

    State employees ratify new union contract

    The new contract comes after months of negotiations between AFSCME and the Pritzker administration—and nearly four years of conflict with former governor Bruce Rauner, who walked out on contract talks in January 2016.

  • State contract ratification vote starts June 12

    State contract ratification vote starts June 12

    Ratification meetings begin June 12 and continue through June 21 in AFSCME local unions across the state. Complete details of the tentative agreement will be distributed and reviewed at every ratification meeting before voting.

  • On the Job: Dorothy Smith at Maryville Academy

    On the Job: Dorothy Smith at Maryville Academy

    "It makes me happy that I’m able to make a difference in people’s lives, especially when it comes to the children. I dedicate my all to what I do every day. I’m determined to have a positive impact with care and words of encouragement."

  • Making AFSCME Strong a priority

    Making AFSCME Strong a priority

    “Our strength is in numbers and in unity”—AFSCME Local 29 members at the Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee are proud to be AFSCME Strong.

  • Gov. Pritzker, AFSCME announce tentative agreement on new state contract

    Gov. Pritzker, AFSCME announce tentative agreement on new state contract

    Early this morning, Governor JB Pritzker’s administration and AFSCME Council 31 reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. Terms will be released after union members have the opportunity to review and vote on the tentative agreement.

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