AFSCME Union Approves ISU Contract; Second Unit Still Bargaining By Ryan Denham • Sep 17, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT UPDATED 10:35 a.m. | The union that represents around 360 Illinois State University building service, dining, and grounds employees has overwhelmingly approved a new contract that took over a year to negotiate. ISU Union Workers Continue 13 Months Without New Contracts By Mary Cullen • Jul 31, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT Illinois State University union workers are 13 months in without new contracts. An AFSCME staff representative said it’s time for the university to nix its hiring range practice. ISU Union Workers Rally For Fair Contracts, Higher Wages By Mary Cullen • Apr 10, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT Illinois State University union employees rallied Wednesday to garner support amidst contract negotiations. The contracts expired last June and negotiations have been ongoing since the fall. Local Top Democrat: Janus Ruling Puts Unions In Danger Of 'Mass Extinction' By Mary Cullen • Jun 27, 2018 Andrew Harnik / AP The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to organized labor Wednesday, ruling that requiring non-union government employees to pay dues infringes on their First Amendment rights. To Ask, And Not Receive: AFSCME's Long Battle For Overdue Pay By Sam Dunklau • Apr 27, 2018 Illinois' largest public employee union feels it has plenty to complain about. The union known as AFSCME has been fighting for what it says is overdue pay -- going all the way back to 2011. Union: Staff Assaults At Illinois Prisons On The Rise By Brian Moline • Oct 12, 2017 Seth Perlman / The Associated Press The labor union representing Illinois prison guards says assaults on staff are way up, and state officials aren’t doing enough about it.