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Category: Contract Bargaining

Jul 29, 2019
AFSCME members urge ISU to pay a living wage

Members of AFSCME Locals 1110 and 3236 are negotiating a new contract with Illinois State University—they brought their case for a living wage to the university’s July 26 board of trustees meeting.

Jul 08, 2019
AFSCME Strong in Joliet

AFSCME Local 440 members are committed to being 100% Union through member engagement, communication and unity.

Jun 22, 2019
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.

Jun 14, 2019
Back pay for steps to get underway

AFSCME never quit battling for justice since ousted governor Bruce Rauner illegally froze employee step increases on July 1, 2015. Finally, state of Illinois employees are back in step and will get their back wages by the end of this September.

May 31, 2019
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.

May 17, 2019
Lake County court clerks win first contract

After four long years, employees at the Lake County Circuit Clerk’s Office finally have their first union contract: “We’re really proud of how far we’ve come.”

Apr 30, 2019
State employees go to proper step after illegal freeze

AFSCME members never gave up battling for justice since ousted governor Bruce Rauner illegally froze employee step increases in 2015. Finally, thousands of state employees are receiving paychecks reflecting their proper step placement.

Jan 28, 2019
State employees to be placed on correct step effective April 1

The Pritzker administration has told state agencies to put employees on their rightful steps no later than April 1.

Jan 28, 2019
Supreme Court grants extension to state in impasse case

The Supreme Court entered an order granting "in part" the State's motion for an extension to decide whether to appeal the appellate court’s finding that Bruce Rauner had wrongly broken off state contract negotiations based on a false claim of impasse.

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