AFSCME Council 31

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Largest Ill. Employee Union Says Rauner’s Latest Executive Action is ‘Blatantly Illegal’

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s move to eliminate “fair share” payments from public sector employees who opt out of joining a union, but still get benefits from collective bargaining, is “blatantly illegal,” according to AFSCME Council 31 spokesman Anders Lindall.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Laborers Criticize Quinn Ahead of DNC Speech

“I’m sure his performance will not match his rhetoric at the convention,” says Henry Bayer, head of AFSCME Council 31.



Illinois Pension Battle Resumes Friday

A group of public employee unions called “We Are One Illinois” say they are open to negotiations.


AFCME Illinois 2

Bill Dealing with Illinois Public Pensions Moves Forward

A union leader calls it the “wrong medicine” and suggests it won’t matter.


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