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Category: Universities

Aug 15, 2019
Union family honors fallen co-worker

More than 450 AFSCME members and their families gathered to mourn the loss of their co-worker and friend, Officer Allissa Martin: “Everyone will know who Allissa Martin is and the impact she had on our facility.”

Jul 29, 2019
AFSCME members urge ISU to pay a living wage

Members of AFSCME Locals 1110 and 3236 are negotiating a new contract with Illinois State University—they brought their case for a living wage to the university’s July 26 board of trustees meeting.

Jul 11, 2019
On the Job: Michael Delgado at Winnebago County Jail

“My two biggest hopes are that when they get out, the inmates don’t come back. And that all our officers go home safe at the end of the day.”

Jul 10, 2019
“What AFSCME has meant to our family”

Diego Andrade-Cabrera, son of AFSCME Local 2854 member Doris Andrade and recipient of a 2019 AFSCME Family Scholarship, describes how his mother's union job changed their lives for the better.

Jul 08, 2019
IPI keeps up assault on union members

A year after the Supreme Court ruling eliminating union fair-share fees, things haven’t turned out as Janus, Rauner or the IPI had planned. Instead, public employee unions have continued to grow all across the country.

Jun 19, 2019
Why is the Illinois Policy Institute pushing union members to drop out?

Together union members have improved and protected pensions, expanded rights on the job, made workplaces safer, blocked privatization, and so much more. It’s precisely those gains the IPI wants to undermine.

Jun 22, 2019
State employees ratify new union contract

The new contract comes after months of negotiations between AFSCME and the Pritzker administration—and nearly four years of conflict with former governor Bruce Rauner, who walked out on contract talks in January 2016.

Jun 27, 2019
AFSCME Free College: A Great Opportunity

Union members and their families can earn an Associate Degree with no out-of-pocket costs through a partnership between AFSCME and Eastern Gateway Community College.

Jun 18, 2019
Making AFSCME Strong a priority

“Our strength is in numbers and in unity”—AFSCME Local 29 members at the Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee are proud to be AFSCME Strong.

May 31, 2019
Gov. Pritzker, AFSCME announce tentative agreement on new state contract

Early this morning, Governor JB Pritzker’s administration and AFSCME Council 31 reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. Terms will be released after union members have the opportunity to review and vote on the tentative agreement.