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Category: Corrections

Jan 14, 2019
Good riddance, Rauner—JB Pritzker becomes Illinois governor

Bruce Rauner is out the door. That’s good news for the countless Illinois citizens who were grievously harmed by his vengeance politics, especially the thousands of state employees who were the prime targets of his animus.

Dec 13, 2018
Unions oppose latest attack on pensions

Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called to wipe out the state Constitution's pension protection clause. The Illinois AFL-CIO and Chicago Federation of Labor were quick to stand together and say NO!

Dec 11, 2018
Holiday junk mail from Rauner's IPI

Latest spam trying to trick AFSCME members into quitting their union should go straight to the trash.

Nov 30, 2018
AFSCME, other unions play role in Pritzker transition

Committee appointments signal that labor has a seat at the table in the new administration.

Nov 12, 2018
IDOC employee gets position he deserves

After a two-year “roller coaster ride” AFSCME Local 3649 member Dustin York won his grievance and was placed in the position he worked hard to achieve at Robinson Correctional Center.

Oct 04, 2018
AFSCME, Mendoza turn up media heat on Rauner over steps

The governor’s illegal step freeze and continued foot-dragging are getting news coverage statewide.

Oct 02, 2018
More Rauner games on step increases

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

Sep 07, 2018
An open letter to the Illinois Policy Institute

AFSCME member and state employee Ty Ellison received a letter in the mail from the IPI, professing to want to improve his life by helping him quit his union. He isn’t having it.

Aug 29, 2018
The REAL IPI: Illinois Policy Institute bashes public employees non-stop

The IPI suddenly claims to be incredibly concerned about the well-being of Illinois workers. But why would an organization that’s been beating up on public workers since its founding now decide to champion their rights? Something doesn’t smell right.

Jul 26, 2018
AFSCME issues new report on violence in Illinois Youth Centers and how to prevent it

"Rising Violence in Illinois Youth Centers: Causes & Cures" highlights the serious problem of increased violence in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice and outlines recommendations to reverse the trend.