Category: Corrections

May 24, 2024
AFSCME slams Stateville-Logan plans at hearing

At a Springfield hearing on May 10, AFSCME laid bare how detrimental the Illinois Department of Corrections’ proposed plans to close Stateville and Logan correctional centers would be for staff and individuals in custody.

Apr 03, 2024
Three AFSCME members secure seats on state pension board

These three candidates gathered enough signatures from fund participants to get on the ballot and to defend retirement security for state employees on the SERS pension board. All three have been declared the winners of the races.

Mar 26, 2024
Fair Tier 2: The path forward

Understanding the unfairness of Tier 2 and the challenges of fixing it

Mar 26, 2024
Tier 2: Your questions answered

How to find out if you're on a Tier 2 pension, why lawmakers are so reluctant to address pensions, and more.

Apr 26, 2024
Workers Memorial Day: Remembering fallen workers

On April 28 we observe Workers Memorial Day, a day to remember workers who have been killed on the job and to recommit ourselves to fighting for safer working conditions for all.

Mar 15, 2024
AFSCME raises serious concerns, questions about plan for Stateville, Logan prisons

The Department of Corrections plan to demolish Stateville and Logan prisons and build new facilities in their place raises more questions than it answers. “We have grave concerns,” Council 31 executive director Roberta Lynch said.

Feb 01, 2024
Capital improvements lag in IDOC

AFSCME members say the delays in much-needed repairs and improvements are often inexplicable.

Jan 31, 2024
Meet one of AFSCME's youngest members

Clayten White may only be 18 years old, but he's already found a career in corrections where he can grow and advance.

Nov 27, 2023
Severe assaults on employees in two state prisons

An educator and a correctional officer were brutally beaten at Sheridan CC. At Joliet Treatment Center, a correctional officer was assaulted—and short-staffing was a contributing factor.

Jul 14, 2022
Good news for Vandalia CC employees

In response to forceful protests, the Illinois Department of Corrections has halted a plan to sharply reduce capacity at Vandalia Correctional Center—a plan that many feared was a precursor to closing the prison entirely.