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  • Illinois budget: Put working people first - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 289 views
    Anders Lindall (AFSCME) and Denise Gaines (SEIU) on defending the middle class from Illinois Gov. Rauner's extreme attacks, and fixing the Illinois budget by making big corporations and wealthy ind...
  • News Report Reveals Uber’s Disregard For Public Safety - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 504 views
    Following a report that an UberX driver in Springfield, Illinois, had a long criminal record yet passed the company’s background check before being arrested earlier this month for exposing himself ...
  • Chicago city employees, retirees sue to stop pension cuts (WTTW Chicago Tonight) - Duration: 65 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 168 views
    AFSCME, three other unions and 12 city of Chicago employees and retirees have a filed lawsuit to overturn legislation they say is both unfair and unconstitutional.
  • Judy Baar Topinka on unions, pensions, "loyalty and honesty" - Duration: 58 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 245 views
    We honor the memory of Illinois Republican comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. In this Jan. 2013 clip, she discusses her union membership, stands up for public employees against pension cuts, and says s...
  • Sen. Warren lauds public-service workers, AFSCME - Duration: 4 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 257 views
    Strong public services are essential, as are the unions that give a voice to public-service workers, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in this video message to AFSCME members in Illinois. It screened...
  • Warning: A message from Wisconsin AFSCME members to Illinois - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 14,569 views
    Billionaire CEO Bruce Rauner wants to follow Wisconsin, where public-service workers lost their rights at work and thousands of dollars from their paychecks to Gov. Scott Walker. Hear from Wisconsi...
  • TV: Cook County employees deserve fair treatment! - Duration: 118 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 589 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 - Duration: 66 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 74 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 - Duration: 105 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 81 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 - Duration: 66 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,510 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 - Duration: 72 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 162 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 - Duration: 87 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 53 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 - Duration: 19 seconds.

    • 1 year 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 - Duration: 104 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 145 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! - Duration: 40 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 353 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! - Duration: 112 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,178 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 - Duration: 93 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,285 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 - Duration: 5 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 370 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 - Duration: 5 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 37 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" - Duration: 90 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 7,503 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 - Duration: 70 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 911 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" - Duration: 5 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 3,050 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 - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 430 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 - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,788 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 - Duration: 7 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 177 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 - Duration: 7 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 312 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 - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    • 443 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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