Executive Director Reports
Sep 13, 2019
Putting safety first: It’s a matter of life—and death

Serious, life-changing injuries on the job happen almost daily for public service workers. AFSCME is fighting back against careless or indifferent management practices that place little value on the health and safety of frontline employees.

Jul 08, 2019
AFSCME members refuse to be broken

Nothing has gone as the IPI or Bruce Rauner planned. We stood our ground and would not be moved.

May 03, 2019
It’s finally spring in Illinois

Our union grew stronger during the long, hard winter of Rauner’s reign. We're beginning anew.

Mar 18, 2019
Let’s keep forging a better future

Growth in union membership and activism has continued, even intensified, in the wake of the US Supreme Court ruling in the Janus case last June, which was widely predicted to herald the demise of public sector unions.

Jan 10, 2019
Rauner’s loss is workers’ win

When an incumbent governor loses by 15 points—something that hasn’t happened in Illinois since 1948—voters are doing more than picking a candidate. They are choosing sides.

Sep 30, 2018
Elections don't win themselves

JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton have a strong campaign, but we have to do our part.

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