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Category: Cook County Employees

Jun 01, 2020
Change must come

AFSCME joins in mourning the unconscionable death of George Floyd and in demanding justice for his family and an end to the contagion of racism that continues to beset our country.

Jun 04, 2020
Rockford Public Schools locals win contracts, help community

Now that bargaining is over, AFSCME members at RPS 205 are staying united during the COVID-19 crisis to help their school community—and beyond.

Jun 03, 2020
AFSCME interviews Cedric Alexander

Cedric Alexander Psy. D. is a law enforcement expert with over 40 years of experience in public service. He is the author of In Defense of Public Service: How 22 Million Government Workers Will Save Our Republic.

May 18, 2020
Making a difference

AFSCME Local 46 members at East Moline Correctional Center is making a positive difference in the local community during the coronavirus pandemic by donating directly to area food banks and pantries.

May 14, 2020
One CEO’s pension: $274,000 a month for life

Every time we turn around, some politician or pundit is launching an attack on the modest pensions of public employees. But anti-pension pols go strangely silent when their big business pals go out the door with exorbitant pensions.

May 13, 2020
Public sector workers continue to be the backbone of our state, city

“Public service workers deserve our thanks for their work during this crisis.” —Bob Reiter, Chicago Federation of Labor president

May 05, 2020
Fund the front lines

Frontline public service workers—like tens of thousands of AFSCME members across Illinois—are putting their lives at risk to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Tell Congress to do its part to fund the front lines.

Apr 21, 2020
Library workers rise to challenge of COVID-19

April 21 is National Library Workers Day. Library workers are facing unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic and AFSCME members at Illinois libraries are rising to the challenge.

Apr 16, 2020
Menard Correctional Center makes vitally needed PPE

When the coronavirus hit Illinois, Menard Correctional Center was poised to help. Participants in the prison's industries program are helping produce thousands of masks for state use during the crisis.

Apr 14, 2020
Victory north of the border!

The good people of Wisconsin made some important history last week by electing pro-labor justice Jill Karofsky to the state’s Supreme Court.