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Category: Corrections

Aug 15, 2019
Union family honors fallen co-worker

More than 450 AFSCME members and their families gathered to mourn the loss of their co-worker and friend, Officer Allissa Martin: “Everyone will know who Allissa Martin is and the impact she had on our facility.”

Jul 11, 2019
On the Job: Michael Delgado at Winnebago County Jail

“My two biggest hopes are that when they get out, the inmates don’t come back. And that all our officers go home safe at the end of the day.”

Jul 10, 2019
“What AFSCME has meant to our family”

Diego Andrade-Cabrera, son of AFSCME Local 2854 member Doris Andrade and recipient of a 2019 AFSCME Family Scholarship, describes how his mother's union job changed their lives for the better.

Jul 08, 2019
IPI keeps up assault on union members

A year after the Supreme Court ruling eliminating union fair-share fees, things haven’t turned out as Janus, Rauner or the IPI had planned. Instead, public employee unions have continued to grow all across the country.

Jun 27, 2019
Pritzker signs law increasing death benefits for families of first responders

A day after AFSCME Local 3433 member Troy Chisum was killed in the line of duty, Illinois doubles death benefits for law enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty.

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 27, 2019
AFSCME Free College: A Great Opportunity

Union members and their families can earn an Associate Degree with no out-of-pocket costs through a partnership between AFSCME and Eastern Gateway Community College.

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 07, 2019
Union prevails in DOC, DJJ class action grievance

AFSCME members in the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice successfully used their union contract to enforce health and safety standards.

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.