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  • TV: Cook County employees deserve fair treatment!

    • 4 weeks ago
    • 492 views
    Chicago TV news coverage of AFSCME-represented Cook County employees picketing for a fair contract on June 10, 2014. TV clips from WGN, WLS, WMAQ and WTTW. www.afscme31.org
  • Illinois treasurer employees picket for fair contract

    • 1 month ago
    • 65 views
    Frontline employees in the office of treasurer Dan Rutherford demonstrated May 29, 2014, to urge the treasurer to stop dragging his feet on a new union contract. Workers have had no wage increase i...
  • WCIA-TV: Illinois State Employees' Partial Back Pay

    • 1 month ago
    • 56 views
    TV news coverage of AFSCME Council 31's fight to secure back wages due to 24,000 Illinois state employees since July 2011.
  • Partial Back Pay Approved for Illinois State Employees

    • 1 month ago
    • 1,209 views
    Some 24,000 state employees are owed back wages dating to July 2011. AFSCME is fighting to make sure the full amount of back wages is paid to every state worker as soon as possible. The legislature...
  • Pension cuts will hurt Chicago retirees

    • 3 months ago
    • 101 views
    Two retired city of Chicago library workers describe how pension cuts will reduce their modest retirement income. They don't have Social Security to fall back on.
  • The Care Campaign delivers 15,000 postcards to Gov. Quinn

    • 5 months ago
    • 50 views
    Calling for a wage increase for direct-support workers serving individuals with developmental disabilities, the Care Campaign -- DSPs and their union, providers, families and advocates -- delivered...
  • The Care Campaign delivers 15,000 postcards to Gov. Quinn

    • 5 months ago
    • 47 views
    Calling for a wage increase for direct-support workers serving individuals with developmental disabilities, the Care Campaign -- DSPs and their union, providers, families and advocates -- delivered...
  • The Care Campaign delivers 15,000 postcards to Gov. Quinn

    • 5 months ago
    • 124 views
    Calling for a wage increase for direct-support workers serving individuals with developmental disabilities, the Care Campaign -- DSPs and their union, providers, families and advocates -- delivered...
  • Will County moms for a fair contract!

    • 7 months ago
    • 334 views
    More than 1,000 Will County, Illinois employees are on strike for fair pay and affordable health care. Many are working parents paid less than $30,000 a year, struggling to get by. Sign the petitio...
  • Fairness for Will County employees!

    • 7 months ago
    • 1,146 views
    More than 1,000 public service workers are on strike for fair pay and affordable health care in Will County, Illinois. They keep county residents healthy and safe, care for the elderly, plow roads ...
  • WGN: Will County workers strike for fairness

    • 7 months ago
    • 1,235 views
    More than 1,000 public service workers in Will County are set to strike for fair pay and affordable health care on Monday, Nov. 18. Sign the petition to support them at http://www.afscme31.org/will...
  • AFSCME Council 31 - 2013 Convention Slideshow

    • 8 months ago
    • 328 views
    Photos capturing the many battles joined by Illinois AFSCME members during 2012-2013, including to preserve public services and jobs, protect collective bargaining rights, win fair pay, curb privat...
  • AFSCME Council 31 - 2013 Convention Slideshow

    • 8 months ago
    • 34 views
    Photos capturing the many battles joined by Illinois AFSCME members during 2012-2013, including to preserve public services and jobs, protect collective bargaining rights, win fair pay, curb privat...
  • "Powder Keg"

    • 1 year ago
    • 7,447 views
    Illinois correctional employees warned that Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to close prisons would make the correctional system overcrowded and dangerous. Gov. Quinn went ahead with the closures -- and viole...
  • Pat Quinn's risky prison closures

    • 2 years ago
    • 873 views
    Former GOP governor Jim Edgar, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and the John Howard Association are among those speaking out about Gov. Pat Quinn's push to close Illinois prisons and secure transition centers...
  • AFSCME Council 31: "The Battle"

    • 2 years ago
    • 2,944 views
    The labor movement and public-service workers in particular are under attack nationwide. Here in Illinois, the 100,000 members and retirees of AFSCME Council 31 are fighting back to protect the pub...
  • Illinois state employees picket for collective bargaining

    • 3 years ago
    • 408 views
    Photo montage from informational pickets held by AFSCME-represented state employees across Illinois on July 12, 2011. Thousands of picketers protested Gov. Pat Quinn's illegal pay freeze in Springf...
  • A Message from Henry Bayer, AFSCME

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,752 views
    Henry Bayer, executive director of AFSCME Council 31, addresses union members who work for the state of Illinois in response to Gov. Pat Quinn's announcement that he will not pay scheduled increase...
  • The Struggle Continues

    • 3 years ago
    • 174 views
    America's working class is part of the solution. We're fed up with attacks from politicians backed by Wall Street bankers. We won't let them take our rights. We wont let them sacrifice our communit...
  • Bill Lucy at "We Are One" rally

    • 3 years ago
    • 306 views
    Retired AFSCME national secretary-treasurer Bill Lucy, who played an instrumental role in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike, addresses a crowd of 10,000 workers in Chicago about the legacy...
  • We Won't Back Down

    • 6 years ago
    • 433 views
    Illinois state employees, their families and retirees represented by AFSCME Council 31 rally and march for a fair union contract in Springfield on June 23, 2008.
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