When AFSCME members at the Elk Grove Village Public Library sent their bargaining committee into negotiations in March, they were aiming high. With the help of their community, they achieved their goals.
The sale of the DeKalb County Nursing Home to a for-profit buyer has been blocked by a state review board after new light was shed on the questionable background and ethics of its would-be for-profit buyer.
A novel training program spearheaded by AFSCME results in the filling of all driver vacancies
Employees of the Niles-Maine District Library have their first union contract, and along with it, significant wage increases and—for the first time—paid parental leave.
More than 60 employees of the Newberry Library—who formed their union, Newberry Workers United/AFSCME, one year ago—have overwhelmingly voted to ratify their first union contract.
More than 500 delegates, alternates, and guests met in Springfield on October 19-21 for Council 31’s 23rd Biennial Convention under the banner of “One Strong Union” to chart our union’s path forward over the next two years.

Max Beedle, Environmental Health Specialist.  Champaign-Urbana County Health Department

"Organizing our union presented an opportunity to come together with my co-workers and ensure the best future for our work place and our community."

For the 54 AFSCME members at the St. Charles Public Library, their first contract ticks all the boxes—and then some.
AFSCME members and Council 31 legislative and policy staff made their voices heard before the state House Personnel and Pensions Committee at a hearing on improvements to Tier 2 pensions.
AFSCME members like us know how important the work we do is. And we know how important it is to have adequate staffing levels to be able to fulfill our mission. So we need to spread the word: There are good union jobs available serving the public good!