• CGH illegally retaliated by firing a union supporter

    CGH illegally retaliated by firing a union supporter

    CGH Medical Center in Sterling has been found in violation of state labor law—again. The public hospital illegally retaliated against employees who engaged in lawful activities and wrongfully fired a union supporter.

  • Let’s vote together!

    Let’s vote together!

    Primary Election Day is June 28 in Illinois, but the voting process is getting underway with early voting and vote-by-mail. Here’s everything you need to know to make your voice heard.

  • Watch out for misleading anti-union mail

    Watch out for misleading anti-union mail

    Some Illinois AFSCME members have received communications from the so-called “Freedom Foundation,” or “Opt Out Today," a group that seeks to stop workers from collectively fighting to protect pensions, raise wages, or improve protections and benefits.

  • Illinois-Missouri pay gap underscores the union difference

    Illinois-Missouri pay gap underscores the union difference

    In Illinois, state workers have a strong union voice and robust collective bargaining rights. In Missouri, their bargaining rights are restricted and unions weakened. There's a stark union difference between the two sides of the Mississippi River.

  • ISU employees' union reaches tentative agreement, averting strike

    ISU employees' union reaches tentative agreement, averting strike

    The AFSCME Local 1110 bargaining committee announced on April 14 that it has reached a tentative agreement with Illinois State University that advances the goals the union has been trying so hard to achieve at the bargaining table.

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