Category: Municipal Employees

Nov 27, 2023
AFSCME intervenes to block sale of DeKalb nursing home

The sale of the DeKalb County Nursing Home to a for-profit buyer has been blocked by a state review board after new light was shed on the questionable background and ethics of its would-be for-profit buyer.

Nov 21, 2023
Local 2040 members take bus driver shortage into their own hands

A novel training program spearheaded by AFSCME results in the filling of all driver vacancies

Jul 28, 2023
Local 1275 brings politics into play

Local 1275 recruited and campaigned for school board candidates who were more sympathetic to their problems. They all won—and the result was a contract extension that properly values the work they do.

May 26, 2023
AFSCME park district workers across Illinois welcome summer

The frost of winter has given way to a sea of green—the grass is growing, the trees have sprouted new leaves. In park districts across the state, AFSCME members are there to help shepherd the summer season in.

Oct 20, 2022
Long contract fight pays off for Local 1514

It took nearly three years at the bargaining table, but at last members of AFSCME Local 1514 have won a contract they can be proud of.

Sep 23, 2022
Champaign-Urbana Public Health employees forming union with AFSCME

Nearly 100 employees of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District are coming together to form their union with AFSCME Council 31. Workers say they’re fighting for fair pay, transparency, and equal opportunity.

Jul 06, 2022
AFSCME member is Illinois’ 2022 DSP of the Year

Veronica Lea has been a direct support professional (DSP) for 30 years. She works at Trinity Services, Inc., helping senior women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is the 2022 Illinois DSP of the Year.

Jun 29, 2022
Primary Election Results

Primary Election Day was June 28 in Illinois. We voted together to elect pro-worker candidates. And Winnebago County decisively voted YES to save River Bluff Nursing Home.

Jun 06, 2022
Save DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center

The DeKalb County Board will consider a resolution to sell the county's public nursing home to a for-profit company.

May 24, 2022
CGH illegally retaliated by firing a union supporter

CGH Medical Center in Sterling has been found in violation of state labor law—again. The public hospital illegally retaliated against employees who engaged in lawful activities and wrongfully fired a union supporter.