The world of work is changing—and changing fast. But one thing never seems to change: Too many employers don't treat their employees fairly.

Today, growing numbers of workers realize that if they want to gain respect and assure fairness, they need to join together to form a union.

Labor unions are changing too—and AFSCME is leading that change. AFSCME members win concrete changes in their workplaces, and they win greater dignity and respect on the job. By joining together to form an AFSCME local, new AFSCME members have won:

Choosing AFSCME is the first step to success for many public service employees: AFSCME has the best record in the nation for helping workers secure representation rights by winning representation elections and settling first contracts.

Nationally, AFSCME is 1.3 million strong, with 75,000 members in Illinois. Thousands more are joining us every year. 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. Together, we have the strength to improve our jobs, our work and our lives.