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Category: Grievances

Jun 01, 2020
Change must come

AFSCME joins in mourning the unconscionable death of George Floyd and in demanding justice for his family and an end to the contagion of racism that continues to beset our country.

Apr 06, 2020
COVID-19 Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

The newly-enacted CARES Act requires the Education Secretary to defer student loan payments, principal and interest for six months without penalty to the borrower—and provides other forms of assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 03, 2020
AFSCME urges Families First coverage for all employees

AFSCME members are working hard during the public health emergency posed by the coronavirus, often on the front lines where they are at greater risk for exposure to COVID-19.

Mar 30, 2020
Child care needs during COVID-19 crisis

Many public service workers need help in caring for their children at this critical time—here are resources and additional information.

Mar 30, 2020
COVID-19 Resources

During the COVID-19 crisis, AFSCME members are on the front lines. This compilation of resources can help answer questions.

Mar 24, 2020
AFSCME endorses Joe Biden for President

On March 23, AFSCME's International Executive Board voted unanimously to endorse Joe Biden for President.

Jan 06, 2020
Union gets justice for Chicago library employees

Steward’s investigation finds contract violation and AFSCME member wins decisive victory in arbitration.

May 07, 2019
Union prevails in DOC, DJJ class action grievance

AFSCME members in the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice successfully used their union contract to enforce health and safety standards.

Nov 12, 2018
IDOC employee gets position he deserves

After a two-year “roller coaster ride” AFSCME Local 3649 member Dustin York won his grievance and was placed in the position he worked hard to achieve at Robinson Correctional Center.

Jun 29, 2017
Rauner’s privatization scheme goes bad

Gov. Rauner rushed to privatize state employee benefits administration, outsourcing the work from Springfield to Georgia—part of a $94 million contract with a foreign corporation.