Category: Vote

May 17, 2019
AFSCME Local 805 member Erin Conley takes seat on Springfield City Council

"I can’t put a price tag on what the union has done for me. It has completely changed what I thought my life would be and I will always be grateful."

Apr 03, 2019
AFSCME-backed candidates prevail in local elections

Candidates who garnered AFSCME backing based on their pledges to stand with working families won in local government elections across the state on April 2. These are the results in contested races where the AFSCME regional PEOPLE committees took action.

Feb 27, 2019
City of Chicago election results

AFSCME-backed candidates fared well in the first round of voting in the city's municipal election on February 26. The run-off election is April 2.

Feb 20, 2019
Rauner in the mayor’s office?

Bill Daley and Willie Wilson have problematic political alliances and downright dangerous positions—both lost their bid to be Chicago's mayor.

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.

Nov 06, 2018
Voters reject Rauner, slam the door on anti-worker agenda

"Voters across the state repudiated Rauner and rejected his anti-worker, anti-union agenda up and down the ballot," AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch said.

Nov 07, 2018
2018 election results

AFSCME-recommended candidates made a clean sweep in statewide contests and gained enough seats in the General Assembly to establish a super-majority in the Illinois House and Senate so that we can advance a working people’s agenda.

Aug 20, 2018
AFSCME members working to win in November

After more than three years of billionaire Bruce Rauner’s unrelenting assault on public employees, AFSCME members are ready to hit the pavement to defeat him in the November general election.

Apr 27, 2018
AFSCME PEOPLE Committee endorses Pritzker for governor

“Illinois needs a leader like JB who will bring people together and who cares about working families,” AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch said.

Mar 21, 2018
AFSCME-backed candidates win in Primary Election

In the March 20 Illinois Primary Election, voters chose candidates best able to carry forward the fight in defense of workers’ rights in the November General Election. Union members made a big difference in these critical races!