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Category: Corrections

Feb 18, 2021
AFSCME Council 31 COVID Vaccination Forum

Get answers to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Watch this Feb. 4, 2021, virtual forum and Q&A with AFSCME staff and union members.

Feb 17, 2021
Pritzker's budget plan provides path forward

Governor Pritzker’s budget plan for the 2022 fiscal year appears to maintain vital services, continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic and meets the state’s pension obligations.

Jan 14, 2021
AFSCME efforts protect worker rights in criminal justice reform bill

Early drafts of criminal justice reform legislation threatened employee bargaining rights and legal protections, but member phone calls and staff lobbying efforts blocked the most harmful provisions.

Jan 06, 2021
The path forward: COVID-19 vaccine comes to Illinois

Getting vaccinated can prevent getting sick with COVID-19 and spreading the virus to your co-workers and loved ones.

Jan 05, 2021
Closing prisons isn't the answer to state finances

A budget shortfall of this magnitude can’t be fixed by cutting employee wages and hiring freezes, or by closing prisons.

Oct 27, 2020
Remote education a balancing act, especially for women

School closings have kept kids at home and, as a result, many parents—mothers in particular—are struggling to meet the needs of both their children and their jobs.

Sep 01, 2020
Stay Safe: Suicide Awareness Month

Twelve employees at the Department of Corrections died by suicide last year. During Suicide Awareness month, AFSCME is sharing a message of hope and concern.

Aug 29, 2020
Larry Marquardt Scholarship winners head to college

Congratulations to three children of AFSCME members—Rachel Ashley, Mary Hicks and Edward McMillian—who were awarded AFSCME Council 31’s 2020 Larry Marquardt Scholarship.

Aug 20, 2020
Fighting the virus

Tens of thousands of AFSCME members have been at their worksites daily throughout the pandemic in cities, counties, universities, school districts, and nonprofit agencies all across the state, performing work deemed essential.

Jun 22, 2020
Surviving COVID-19—with pay

Both Josh Howard and Erin Hamilton-Howard—members of AFSCME Local 2073—tested positive for COVID-19 early in the pandemic. AFSCME helped make sure they had the paid time off they needed.