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Why Join Our Union?

  • Do you want to build a better and more secure economic future for you and your family?
  • Are you hurting from a lack of quality, affordable healthcare coverage?
  • Have you ever been the subject of unfair or inconsistent treatment?
  • If you and your co-workers had a real voice in the decisions at work, would it improve morale, help retain good employees and have a positive effect on the services you provide?  

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to consider forming a union with AFSCME. With more than 1.6 million active and retired members nationwide, AFSCME is the strongest and most respected public services union in the country.

In Illinois, AFSCME Council 31 consistently fights for and secures the best wages, benefits and working conditions for our members. Since so much of public service workers’ rights, benefits and funding are impacted by the actions of elected officials, we maintain a strong presence in the corridors of government, fighting to protect our members and holding politicians accountable for their actions. We stand ready to do the same for you and your colleagues.

Get in touch with us to have a preliminary conversation and to learn more. All conversations are strictly confidential, and you will not be pressured to move forward until you are ready.

Stronger Together

Choosing AFSCME is the first step to success for many public service and nonprofit employees: AFSCME has the best record in the nation for helping workers secure representation rights by winning representation elections and settling first contracts.

AFSCME Council 31 members win concrete changes in their workplaces, and they win greater dignity and respect on the job. By joining together to form an AFSCME local, new AFSCME members have won:

  • A real voice in decisions that affect workplaces and services
  • Fair and consistent treatment
  • Wage increases
  • Benefit improvements
  • Better staffing levels

Interested in forming a union at your workplace? Contact us today.