• Teachers at Old Town School of Folk Music form union with IFT

    Teachers at Old Town School of Folk Music form union with IFT

    At a rally filled with music and celebration, teachers from the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago announced that an overwhelming majority of faculty have signed cards to form a union with the Illinois Federation of Teachers.

  • Voters reject Rauner, slam the door on anti-worker agenda

    Voters reject Rauner, slam the door on anti-worker agenda

    "Voters across the state repudiated Rauner and rejected his anti-worker, anti-union agenda up and down the ballot," AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch said.

  • 2018 election results

    2018 election results

    AFSCME-recommended candidates made a clean sweep in statewide contests and are on track to gain enough seats in the General Assembly to establish a supermajority in the Illinois House and Senate so that we can advance a working people’s agenda.

  • Appellate court rejects Rauner impasse claim in state contract negotiations

    Appellate court rejects Rauner impasse claim in state contract negotiations

    “The court backs up what we’ve said all along, there never was an impasse," AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch said. "Bruce Rauner should come back to the bargaining table instead of wasting more taxpayer money on losing litigation.”

  • More Rauner games on step increases

    More Rauner games on step increases

    Bruce Rauner has once again let down more than 20,000 state employees whose step increases he has illegally denied since 2015.

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