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AFSCME Maryland Leads Fight Against ‘Public Health Crisis’

AFSCME is fighting for expanded mental health services in Maryland despite being chronically understaffed.

David Kreisman, Raju Chebium |

Portland AFSCME Members Help Break Down Workplace Discrimination

AFSCME members of Local 88 in Oregon are speaking up in support of a resolution for workplace equity.

David Kreisman |

Springfield Housing Authority Workers Fight for Fair Wages, Better Contract

The fight for a fair contract continues at the Springfield, Ill., Housing Authority.

David Kreisman |

Illinois Finally Has a State Budget

Walking back from the brink of fiscal chaos, Illinois finally has a state budget after two years of operating without one.

David Kreisman |

AFSCME Offers Solutions to Struggling Chicago Cabbies

Small business owners who own and operate taxis in Chicago face unfair competition with rideshare operators like Uber and Lyft. A new report by Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 offers solutions to help save taxi service in the Windy City.

David Kreisman |

AFSCME Council 5’s ‘Day On the Hill’ Brings Together 1,200 Retirees and Members

AFSCME members in Minnesota made their presence felt at the Statehouse in St. Paul during their annual “Day on the Hill.”

David Kreisman |

Could IL Public Service Workers Go on Strike?

Will Illinois public service employees go on strike? Thousands of workers have until February 19 to decide.

David Kreisman |

Cabbie by Day, Foodie by Night

Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 member Cheryl Miller got a mouthwatering role in the new Travel Channel series “Driven by Food.”

David Kreisman |

Illinois Prison Workers Play Santa for Homeless Families

Local 1866 chose to be nice, rather than naughty, and give gifts to those less fortunate.

David Kreisman and Anders Lindall |

Council 31 Members’ Message for Rauner: Come Back to the Table

Illinois Council 31 members are featured in an ad asking the governor to bargain with them.

David Kreisman |

Over 10,000 Rally in Illinois, Demanding Governor Rauner Stop His Hostage-Taking

Chanting “Stop hurting our state!” thousands rallied at the Illinois Capitol to protest Governor Rauner’s harmful inaction.

David Kreisman |

Illinois Direct Support Personnel Push for a Pay Raise

The Illinois public service workers who provide care to thousands of children and adults with developmental disabilities are fighting for a living wage.

David Kreisman |

Taking Back Our Union: Here's How We're Growing Stronger

For the first time in more than 30 years, Chicago cab drivers have a union — a driver-led AFSCME local chartered with the goal of solving tough problems that range from burdensome revenue-raising regulations to police harassment.

David Kreisman & Clyde Weiss |

Thousands Rally for Fairness Across Illinois

Thousands of AFSCME members and retirees sent a loud and boisterous message to Gov. Bruce Rauner this month: Anti-worker agendas have no place in Illinois.

David Kreisman |

Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 Chartered

A little over a year after a few Chicago cab drivers approached Council 31 about getting a union, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 received its official charter and local number.

David Kreisman |

Chicago, New Orleans Cabbies Join Global Uber Protest

Hundreds of AFSCME-represented cab drivers in Chicago and New Orleans joined cab drivers from around the world Sept. 16 in a “Global Day of Action Against Uber” and other unlicensed rideshare taxi operations.

David Kreisman and Namita Waghray |

Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 Makes History

After decades of being treated like second-class citizens by the City of Chicago, cab drivers on Aug. 1 took the historic step of forming their own local union, the first in 30 years in Chicago.

David Kreisman |

Cab Drivers United Get Results on Police Harassment

Cab Drivers United set up a meeting with high-ranking Chicago police officials to discuss policing practices that target cab drivers. As a result, the department issued a “cease and desist” to the officers who made a habit of targeting cab drivers.

David Kreisman |