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Category: State Employees

Feb 24, 2021
AFSCME rebuffs Chicago Tribune's demand for concessions from state employees

In a Feb. 24 letter to the editor, Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch took on the Tribune's demand that Governor Pritzker "get tough" on AFSCME.

Mar 01, 2021
AFSCME’s Jack Matthews joins SERS Board of Trustees

AFSCME Local 1964 President Jack Matthews will join the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) Board of Trustees after being the only candidate who submitted sufficient signatures for election.

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 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.

Dec 15, 2020
State employees shouldn't bear unfair share of revenue shortfall

Governor Pritzker announced a plan to address Illinois’ dire revenue shortfall. AFSCME disagrees that frontline state employees should be expected to sacrifice more. Read the full statement from Executive Director Roberta Lynch.

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.

Oct 14, 2020
Illinois AFL-CIO President Tim Drea calls for action on stimulus

"This should not be a partisan issue. The coronavirus is devastating all communities governed by officials from both parties. And federal aid is designed to save jobs and public services everywhere."

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.