Category: Organizing

Apr 18, 2024
Shedd Aquarium workers forming union with AFSCME

John G. Shedd Aquarium employees announced on April 18 they are forming their union, Shedd Workers United, with AFSCME Council 31.

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.

Feb 14, 2024
Museum of Contemporary Art employees form union with AFSCME

The wave of union organizing among Chicago cultural workers just keeps rolling: 32 employees of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago released a letter on Feb. 14 saying they are forming their union with AFSCME Council 31.

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.

Jul 28, 2023
Museum of Science and Industry workers join AFSCME

Workers at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry officially formed their union, Museum of Science and Industry Workers United, with AFSCME Council 31.

May 30, 2023
Peggy Notabaert Nature Museum workers win union election with AFSCME

In the sixth big win in the past year and a half for Chicago-area cultural workers organizing with AFSCME, employees of the Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and its off-site collections facility won their union election.

Mar 10, 2023
Field Museum employees win union with AFSCME

Nearly 300 employees of the Field Museum have won their union with AFSCME Council 31.

Dec 13, 2022
SAIC adjunct professors, lecturers vote to join AFSCME

More than 600 non-tenure-track faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) have voted overwhelmingly to form their union with AFSCME. 92% of ballots cast were in favor of the union.

Dec 27, 2022
Field Museum workers file for union election with AFSCME

Employees of the Field Museum filed union representation petitions with the National Labor Relations Board, triggering a union election in the coming weeks in which the employees can vote to formally certify their union.