Category: State Employees

Jan 15, 2019
Human services workers fighting to save Mason County DHS office

Through their union, AFSCME, human services employees are speaking out against a push by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) to close its office—known as a family community resource center—in Havana, the Mason County seat in central Illinois.

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.

Nov 27, 2018
Defeated Rauner still wasting money, time in court

Administration asks for 60-day delay to appeal 'no impasse' finding as it heads out the door

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 18, 2018
Rauner's labor board evades responsibility on state employee step increases

The ILRB has met twice without acting on AFSCME's motion seeking to have the board request a court order to put employees on the proper step.

Nov 12, 2018
IDOC employee gets position he deserves

After a two-year “roller coaster ride” AFSCME Local 3649 member Dustin York won his grievance and was placed in the position he worked hard to achieve at Robinson Correctional Center.

Oct 23, 2018
Appellate court rejects Rauner impasse claim in state contract negotiations

"The court backs up what we've said all along, there never was an impasse," AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch said. "Bruce Rauner should come back to the bargaining table instead of wasting more taxpayer money on losing litigation."

Oct 04, 2018
AFSCME, Mendoza turn up media heat on Rauner over steps

The governor’s illegal step freeze and continued foot-dragging are getting news coverage statewide.