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AFSCME Council 31 ratifies new contract with Illinois

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – AFSCME Council 31, Illinois’ largest public Labor union has ratified a new contract with the state, the first...

AFSCME Council 31 reaches tentative contract with Pritzker

BY CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – AFSCME Council 31, the largest union of Illinois state employees, reached a tentative agreement for a new contract...

Illinois AFL-CIO, AFSCME endorse Pritzker’s Fair Tax plan

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Would boost taxes on rich, cut middle-class taxes Springfield, IL – The Illinois AFL-CIO and AFSCME have endorsed Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

Anti-union lawyers sue AFSCME for fees collected prior to Janus decision

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Chicago, IL – Efforts to weaken public employee unions took another turn recently when nine Illinois state workers sued AFSCME Council...

Pritzker agrees to back pay and raises for 42,000 SEIU members

By CARL GREEN Correspondent Springfield, IL – Some 42,000 home care and child care providers in Illinois will get raises and receive long-withheld pay under an...

Rauner still spending tax dollars to delay AFSCME contract

Springfield, IL – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, soundly defeated for re-election but still in office, continues playing anti-union games despite court rulings against him. He...

Strike authorization leads to new contract approval in southern Illinois

Murphysboro, IL – The 26 members of AFSCME Local 2464, which represents employees of Jackson County in southern Illinois, have won a new contract...

Appellate court rules against Rauner, for union

Springfield, IL – Think appellate courts don’t matter? Check this out. An appellate court has ruled the Illinois Labor Relations Board was wrong in supporting...

Meet Mark Janus, the benefactor of a solid union contract, who...

By DAVID GROVES MEET MARK JANUS. He’s a child support specialist for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. He has exercised his right...

Appellate court says Rauner must give raises owed to state workers

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Mount Vernon, IL – An Illinois appellate court has ruled that Governor Bruce Rauner violated state labor law by not paying thousands...
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