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Category: Municipal Employees

Apr 13, 2021
On the Job: Brad Hardcastle, Telecommunicator

In 2020, Hardcastle and his fellow AFSCME Local 1960 members answered approximately 214,908 calls, including 99,979 emergency calls, while dispatching to 35 different police and fire departments in Champaign County.

Apr 07, 2021
Local elections bring some good news

The majority of candidates endorsed by the AFSCME PEOPLE program won their races in the primary and general consolidated local elections, including two AFSCME members.

Feb 05, 2021
2021 Illinois Consolidated Election

Illinois voters across the state selected representatives for city councils, mayors, school boards, park boards and other local elected officials during the Illinois Consolidated Election on Apr. 6.

Mar 16, 2021
Pro-union PRO Act would empower workers

In a win for the labor movement, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act on March 9. The PRO Act reforms labor laws to give power back to workers so they can freely organize unions.

Mar 11, 2021
President Biden’s American Rescue Plan brings help to Illinois

AFSCME played a key role in ensuring the allocation of nearly $700 billion in investment in public services, including $360 billion in flexible aid for struggling states, cities, counties and schools—including some $13 billion to Illinois.

Feb 24, 2021
Probation employees join AFSCME

Despite all the challenges facing workers who want to join a union during the pandemic, the ranks of new AFSCME members are growing. On February 1, 164 employees of the 19th Circuit Chief Judge won certification of their union.

Jan 14, 2021
AFSCME efforts protect worker rights in criminal justice reform bill

Early drafts of criminal justice reform legislation threatened employee bargaining rights and legal protections, but member phone calls and staff lobbying efforts blocked the most harmful provisions.

Jan 06, 2021
The path forward: COVID-19 vaccines

Getting vaccinated can prevent getting sick with COVID-19 and spreading the virus to your co-workers and loved ones.

Dec 08, 2020
Stop the Sale of Our Water & Sewer!

A public water system is the best way to ensure accountability for employees, consumers and our community. AFSCME Council 31 urges opposition to the proposed sale of Rock Island’s municipal water service to a for-profit operator.

Dec 08, 2020
New AFSCME members at Oak Lawn Public Library

Oak Lawn Public Library employees have formed a union with AFSCME Council 31. The nearly 80 librarians, library assistants, library associates and pages voted to join the union and filed their petition with the Illinois Labor Relations Board.