About Us

We are AFSCME Council 31

AFSCME Council 31’s members in Illinois provide the vital services that make Illinois happen. We are direct care workers, correctional officers, maintenance workers, school bus drivers, clerical workers, social workers, nurses, lawyers, doctors, probation officers and much, much more.

AFSCME believes that every person working to sustain their community deserves respect. As part of the AFL-CIO, AFSCME is one of the nation’s leading advocates for working women and men. Our 1.4 million members provide the vital services that make America happen, and we believe everyone deserves a chance to fulfill the American dream.

America’s communities never rest. Streets need cleaning. Families need care. Students deserve well-run schools, and our neighborhoods demand safety. That’s why people who work in public service never stop. This isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. The work matters because it means something to make a community better. AFSCME members are proudly committed to public service. We never quit.


Executive Director
Deputy Director
Mike Newman

Executive Board Officers