Executive Director Reports
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.

Jul 12, 2018
We will carry it on

As union members all across America face a new reality—a Supreme Court ruling in the Janus case that greatly strengthens the hand of the rich and powerful—I find myself thinking back on the challenges overcome and of those who came before in our movement.

May 11, 2018
What I learned at the dining room table

Unions help set the standards for education, skill levels, wages, working conditions and quality of life.

Mar 22, 2018
Rauner pushes to weaken rights, cut benefits

He’s blind to the demands and dangers many public employees face every day. This is the year we can set a better course if we are united and determined.

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