Category: Municipal Employees

Jan 15, 2019
Thanks to AFSCME members, Chicago 311 is still public and better than ever

AFSCME’s anti-privatization efforts halted the city from outsourcing the non-emergency 311 center in Chicago, paving the way for new and improved services. Now the city-run operation is being hailed as a national model.

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.

Dec 06, 2018
AFSCME member injured, former member killed in Bloomington bus tragedy

"The hearts of every AFSCME member go out to our sisters and brothers of Local 2608. Our prayers are with them and their loved ones," AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch said.

Dec 05, 2018
AFSCME members rush to help after Taylorville tornado

"Everyone was putting their lives on the line that night," AFSCME Local 3349 Vice President Dustin McClure said. "This is our community, so everybody pulled together."

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 13, 2018
100% Union: Moline-Coal Valley School District

AFSCME Local 672 President Terry Boone shares his story of unity in the face of the Janus Supreme Court decision.

Nov 09, 2018
On the Job: Christina Loudermilk, City of Rockford

I’ve been with the city for 20 years now. That stability has provided health benefits for me and my whole family. It’s helped me purchase a home. I love my union. I couldn’t see myself surviving without it.

Oct 25, 2018
Jackson County employees refuse to back down

After unanimously authorizing a strike, members of AFSCME Local 2464 at Jackson County in southern Illinois won a new union contract with fair pay and affordable health care.