• 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.

  • Frontline Heroes Deserve Fair Pay

    Frontline Heroes Deserve Fair Pay

    AFSCME members at community disability agencies are standing up for a desperately needed $2 wage increase in this year’s state budget—with language requiring employers to pass the raise directly to frontline workers.

  • President Biden’s American Rescue Plan brings help to Illinois

    President Biden’s American Rescue Plan brings help to Illinois

    AFSCME played a key role in ensuring the allocation of nearly $700 billion in investment in public services, including $360 billion in flexible aid for struggling states, cities, counties and schools—including some $13 billion to Illinois.

  • 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.

  • Probation employees join AFSCME

    Probation employees join AFSCME

    Despite all the challenges facing workers who want to join a union during the pandemic, the ranks of new AFSCME members are growing. On February 1, 164 employees of the 19th Circuit Chief Judge won certification of their union.

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