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International Workers Day May 1st

April 1st, 2016 | Posted by admin in Events | News | Rally | Solidarity - (0 Comments)

Dear Chicago Federation of Labor Affiliates

May Day, also known as International Workers Day, is a celebration of workers that takes places all across the world. Join the Chicago Federation of Labor, Illinois Labor History Society and Jobs with Justice at the site where it all began as we continue the fight for workers’ rights.  

 Sunday, May 1, 2016

Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Haymarket Memorial

Corner of DesPlaines Street & Randolph Street

The event will feature speakers, live music and international delegates from the World Federation of Trade Unions.

union_solidarityText “AFGE” to 225568 and start receiving text alerts to the attacks on federal government employees by Congress to cut their pay and benefits all why passing tax cuts to the top 1% and corporations. Federal employees have already contributed over $159 Billion in deficit reductions with reduced and frozen pay over the last 6 years.

Enough is enough, and we need to demand that Congress stop using federal employees as the easy target.

Call, write and visit your Congressional representative and tell them “Hell No” to any further cuts on our pay and benefits.


May Day 2014

April 11th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | Events | Rally | Solidarity | Web - (0 Comments)

union_solidarityDear Chicago Federation of Labor Affiliates and Delegates,

Join the Illinois Labor History Society, the Chicago Federation of Labor and Jobs with Justice for May Day 2014 to celebrate International Workers’ Day and march for workers’ rights.

Thursday, May 1
Haymarket Monument
Corner of Randolph & Des Plaines in Chicago


TPP Rally

January 31st, 2014 | Posted by admin in Events | Rally - (0 Comments)
Brothers and Sisters-
After 20 years, NAFTA is  one of the biggest job and environment killers the US has ever seen. And  the same big corporations are at it again! The Trans-Pacific  Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP) is set to become the largest  so-called free trade agreement in the world, yet it has been negotiated  behind closed doors by corporate lobbyists and government bureaucrats.  That’s not democracy! Amazingly, there are a few Democratic Members of  Congress who haven’t committed to opposing Fast Track, including Mike  Quigley. Join us as we demand to have a voice in trade policy and the  Congressman stand up for his constituents!
Saturday February 1st                    
11:30 AM Meet up at Jonquil Park @ Wrightwood and Sheffield near the DePaul Campus
March to Congressman Mike Quigley’s Office
3223 N Sheffield Avenue                    
12:00 PM Rally at Quigley’s Office
Join us to tell Congressman Quigley to do what is right!  Tweet him @RepMikeQuigley: Say No to the TPP!
Susan Hurley, Executive Director of Chicago Jobs with Justice

October 16, 2013 Rally – Media Coverage

October 17th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Rally - (0 Comments)

AFGE 1395 extends a big shout out to the participants at and supporters of our Rally held on October 16, 2013.  With over 100 AFGE Local 1395 members and friends attending our action — including AFGE 7th District staff and Department of Labor employees — our government shutdown concerns got noticed by the press! Here’s an article from the Chicago Tribune that captures some sentiments…


Mourning Decline of Service to the Public

Name: Federal Social Security Employees

Where: Chicago Region

Next of Kin: Beneficiaries

Memorial Service or Funeral March: October 16, 2013, 600 W. Madison St. Chicago, Il. 60661

Federal Employees who are tireless advocates have been working without pay and respect in providing services to the public are unable to provide such services as issuing Social Security cards, Benefit Verification, replacement Medicare Cards, disability reviews scheduling hearings and other workloads. Please show your support by joining in our mourning and advocate we be allowed to do our work with  pay,dignity and respect.

AFGE 1395 Post Rally Photos

March 22nd, 2013 | Posted by admin in Events | Photo Gallery | Rally | Solidarity | Web - (0 Comments)

AFGE Local 1395 had a good turn out on the March 20th rally in downtown Chicago.