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Supreme Court denies Rauner request against AFSCME members

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – The Illinois Supreme Court has denied Governor Bruce Rauner’s request to streamline the process for ruling on whether he can...

Illinois Senate votes to save union nurses’ jobs

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – State senators Andy Manar and Sam McCann are sponsors of a plan to halt outsourcing of union nursing jobs...

Rauner lays off prison nurses, replaces tower guards with cameras

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – It’s getting tougher to work for the state of Illinois, especially if you’re a union member working at...

AFSCME members authorize first strike

Union willing to compromise, Rauner won’t even meet By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – In the first-ever strike authorization vote in Illinois state government, an...

In Memoriam: Peggy Zimmerman

  Cottage Hills, IL – Peggy L. Zimmerman, 66, of Cottage Hills, IL, was a retired staff representative for AFSCME Council 31 and a member...

Judge LeChien denies Madigan’s payroll request

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent  Belleville, IL – Illinois state employees who were concerned they might be thrown out of work breathed easier last week when...

35,000 AFSCME workers to vote on first-ever strike

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Belleville – The 35,000 members of AFSCME Council 31 –the largest group of Illinois government employees – are now holding...

Rauner wants union to pay $2 million a day for taking...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner now wants to charge the largest union of state workers $2 million a day...

AFSCME: Rauner forms union-busting office

Documents recently provided to AFSCME by an anonymous whistleblower inside state government reveal that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has established a new division dedicated...

Illinois state workers sue to block ‘impasse’ ruling

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Belleville, IL – Unionized state workers, staring down the possibility that Gov. Bruce Rauner could unilaterally remake their contract, sued last...
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