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Category: Universities

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.

Sep 07, 2018
An open letter to the Illinois Policy Institute

AFSCME member and state employee Ty Ellison received a letter in the mail from the IPI, professing to want to improve his life by helping him quit his union. He isn’t having it.

Aug 29, 2018
The REAL IPI: Illinois Policy Institute bashes public employees non-stop

The IPI suddenly claims to be incredibly concerned about the well-being of Illinois workers. But why would an organization that’s been beating up on public workers since its founding now decide to champion their rights? Something doesn’t smell right.

Jul 19, 2018
AFSCME members won’t back down

The US Supreme Court’s majority sided with the super-rich in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 on June 27. But AFSCME members know that our freedom to have a strong voice on the job is under assault—and they’re pledging to stick with their union.

Jul 12, 2018
“Fraud”: Anti-worker Illinois Policy Institute caught again using phony photo

Two more longtime AFSCME members are speaking out against the Rauner-funded IPI for misusing their images in its anti-union campaign. "I don't support what they're doing and I think they're defaming my character," Velma Henderson says.

Jul 10, 2018
"A form of identity theft": Policy Institute misuses union member's photo for its anti-union agenda

Imagine being a longtime union activist, then seeing your image stolen to promote an anti-union agenda. That's what happened to AFSCME Local 2806 President Darneice Cooper.

Jun 21, 2018
Supreme Court rules against working people

In favor of billionaire CEOs and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, the U.S. Supreme Court holds that fair-share fees in the public sector violate the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Jun 18, 2018
Bruce Rauner hurt Western Illinois University

Bruce Rauner visited a campus of Western Illinois University—where hundreds of AFSCME Local 417 members work—on June 14. He failed to mention the damage he did to the WIU over the last three years.