Category: Contract Bargaining

Nov 27, 2018
Defeated Rauner still wasting money, time in court

Administration asks for 60-day delay to appeal 'no impasse' finding as it heads out the door

Oct 25, 2018
Jackson County employees refuse to back down

After unanimously authorizing a strike, members of AFSCME Local 2464 at Jackson County in southern Illinois won a new union contract with fair pay and affordable health care.

Oct 23, 2018
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."

Oct 04, 2018
Chicago city workers ratify new contract

AFSCME members voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract that makes gains in city government.

Sep 19, 2018
AFSCME wins new contract with pay, sick time gains in Schaumburg

Union members mobilized to win the right to use sick time to care for family members plus a pay increase retroactive to May 2017.

Sep 13, 2018
AFSCME members ratify new contract in Cook County

The nearly 5,000 county employees in 14 AFSCME local unions voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract, capping more than a year of very challenging negotiations.

Aug 24, 2018
McHenry County probation department wins first union contract

“Nobody in this office chose this career to get rich. But we do want to be compensated fairly, to be able to feed our families and go home to live a comfortable life. We want to be able to make ends meet.”

Jul 19, 2018
AFSCME members won’t back down

The US Supreme Court’s majority sided with the super-rich in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 on June 27. But AFSCME members know that our freedom to have a strong voice on the job is under assault—and they’re pledging to stick with their union.

Jun 21, 2018
Supreme Court rules against working people

In favor of billionaire CEOs and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, the U.S. Supreme Court holds that fair-share fees in the public sector violate the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Jun 13, 2018
Court hears oral arguments in state contract impasse case

The 4th District Appellate Court heard oral arguments on June 13 in AFSCME Council 31’s appeal of the Labor Board’s decision backing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s claim that the parties were at impasse in negotiations between the state of Illinois and AFSCME.