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Post-Tornado Recovery Work in Ohio Underscores AFSCME Never Quit Spirit

The tornadoes left more than 70,000 without power and water, and destroyed more than 500 buildings – including the homes of more than 50 AFSCME members.

Joe Widener, AFSCME Council 8 |

Remembering Joe Patterson of Ohio Council 8

Patterson will be remembered for many things, but his fellow firefighters and emergency medical technicians remember him as a mentor and as a man who could lift everyone’s spirits.

AFSCME Council 8 |

City Workers Part of Tornado Response Team

Learn how members of one Ohio local helped their community recover after a tornado tore through their city recently.

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 |

A Routine Job Becomes a Job to Save a Life

Two Akron, Ohio, AFSCME members helped save the life of a driver who lost control of his vehicle and crashed.

Clyde Weiss, Lisa Martin |

Ohioans to Sen. Portman: No Cuts to Health Care, Medicaid

AFSCME members and other worried Ohioans tell U.S. Sen. Rob Portman – say no to cutting Medicaid and health care.

Lisa Martin |

Laura Fulmer Takes Her Job Seriously. Her Community Loves Her for It

Never Quit Award winner Laura Fulmer is serious about her job as a Housing Code Enforcement Officer. Her community is very appreciative.

Clyde Weiss |

Successful Organizing and AFSCME’s Free College Benefit: A Winning Combination

In Cincinnati, people are joining AFSCME after having in-depth conversations with local leaders and learning about AFSCME’s Free College Benefit.

Pete Levine |

Want a Healthy Fire Department? Get a Union – Even in Mt. Healthy

In Mt. Healthy, Ohio, a 23 paid part-time firefighters decided to do something about their lack of a union contract. They organized with AFSCME Council 8.

Clyde Weiss |

In Debt? AFSCME and Union Plus Can Help!

Check out these resources to help with the costs of education and student debt.

Cincinnati Unions Key to Successful Book Drive

Members of AFSCME Ohio Council 8 never quit giving back to their community. Their latest effort: donating more than 1,000 books to a Cincinnati school.

Joe Weidner, AFSCME Council 8 |

Campus Officer Saves Student’s Life

What started out like any other Tuesday for Cuyahoga (Ohio) Community College campus security officer Ray Barnhardt turned out to be an opportunity to save a student’s life.

Joe Weidner, Council 8 |

“We Have to Keep on Building This Union … We Can Never Give Up”

Working with special needs children, Park says her voice on the job has made it possible for her to advocate for the education and care her students need.

Pablo Ros |

Ohio Council 8 Activist, Labor Leader Marie Clarke Celebrates 100th Birthday

Marie Clarke, an AFSCME Ohio Council 8 retiree who dedicated her life to working for equal rights in the workplace, celebrates her 100th birthday June 27.

Joe Weidner, AFSCME Ohio Council 8 |

Everyday Heroes Come Face to Face with Their Biggest Little Fan

Two-year-old Quincy Kroner watches his heroes from the living room window of his Cincinnati home every Friday afternoon - that’s when AFSCME Local 250 sanitation workers Mark Davis and Eric Washington drive by in their garbage truck.

David Patterson |

Ohio Members Win $150,000 in Pension Pay Dispute

After years of delays, a Lucas County (Ohio) judge set aside an arbitration decision and ordered the City of Toledo to write a check to approximately 100 AFSCME members who were wrongly denied the pay they were owed.

David Patterson |