Monday, February 24, 2020

One-on-One with IEA President Kathi Griffin

Springfield: We visit with Kathi Griffin, President of the Illinois Education Association. On the table, the upcoming Supreme Court decision of Janus v AFSCME,...

AFSCME Rallies in the Capitol Against the Governor

State Capitol: State Comptroller Susana Mendoza (D) joins members of AFSCME who rallied against the policies of Gov Rauner, who they claim is unfair...

Janus v AFSCME, the Springfield, Illinois Labor Lawsuit that Challenges Compulsory...

From Washington: We speak with reporter Jinitzail Hernandez, who sat in on the oral arguments of the US Supreme Court case of Janus v...

In Janus v AFSCME, Illinois Case Could Impact Union Membership Across...

Washington, February 26, 2018 -- The US Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in a case that arose out of Springfield, Illinois but could...

UPDATE: House Fails to Override Gov’s Veto of Bill that Prohibits...

State Capitol:  In a major victory for Gov Rauner, on Wednesday, House members attempted to override the Governor’s veto of a bill that would...

UPDATE: House Fails to Override Gov’s Veto of Bill that Prohibits...

State Capitol:  In a major victory for Gov Rauner, on Wednesday, House members attempted to override the Governor's veto of a bill that would...

Correction Officers Say IL Prisons are Dangerously Understaffed

Springfield: Roberta Lynch, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 31, is joined by correction officers working in Illinois prisons, who lay out a series of...

Restaurant Assn CEO, Sam Toia, on Legislation Impacting IL Restaurants

From the State Capitol:  Sam Toia tells us about what bills the Illinois Restaurant Assn, is supporting and opposed to, and why.  He also...

Battle Over Raising Illinois’ Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

From the State Capitol: Rep Mary Flowers (D) defended her proposal to have the Illinois minimum wage rise to $15/hour, and brought in several...

Should Non-Union Workers be Required to Pay Union Dues?

CHICAGO (March 1, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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