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Prisons Can Become Safer Through Collective Bargaining

OCSEA members who work at the Ross facility sat down with management to discuss improving safety measures in the workplace.

Pablo Ros |

An Accident, A Caring Act, A Life Saved

Compassionate act by an OCSEA-represented state employee saves a life.

Sally Meckling, OCSEA |

OCSEA Responds to Fentanyl Exposure in Ohio Prison

Workers at Ohio’s Ross Correctional Institution were exposed to a mix of the powerful opioid fentanyl and heroin on Wednesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OCSEA, AFSCME International Staff |

OH Member: Janus Case Threatens Vulnerable State Residents

One of our Ohio members explains how the Janus case threatens the most vulnerable residents of her state.

JEANA CAMPOLO, Local 4220 (OCSEA) |
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Mother’s Legacy Inspires Ohio State Worker to Never Quit

After a decade-long battle with cancer, Kristin Maybriar’s mother, Kathy, passed away in June. But Kathy’s legacy of providing great customer service to Ohioans inspires Kristin every single day.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Raises Alarm Over IT Outsourcing in OH

OCSEA is raising public awareness about the state of Ohio’s increased outsourcing for information technology services.

Lisa Martin |

Innovators: Tapping into Public Employee Potential

Snowplowing is safer in Ohio because two state transportation department mechanics – OCSEA members – thought outside the box.

Deirdre O'Neill-Wedig, OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 |

Keeping Our Children Safe

Keeping our children safe is job #1. Your free child ID kit should help your peace of mind.

Pablo Ros |

Ohio Taxpayers Get Milked by State Prison Farm Selloff

Ohio taxpayers to shell out $2.6 million annually for milk for prison inmates who used to get it from prison farms that are now closing.

David Patterson |

In Debt? AFSCME and Union Plus Can Help!

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

The Lingering Cost of Education

The student debt crisis reaches across generations. Our union can help.

Olivia Sandbothe |

At Lebanon Correctional Institution in Ohio, 100 Percent AFSCME Membership

At the correctional institution where Phil Morris is president of OCSEA Chapter 8310, AFSCME membership is at 100 percent.

Clyde Weiss |

Adventures of an Activist: OCSEA’s Michelle Smith

Tracking down this particular fee payer wasn’t easy, but Michelle Smith of OCSEA never gave up.

Clyde Weiss |

Ohio’s ‘Intermittent’ Firefighters AFSCME Strong

Ohio’s “intermittent” firefighters who train other firefighters get AFSCME Strong when they learn the value that OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 brings to the table.

Michael Byrne |

AFSCME Member from Ohio Delivers Petition: Stop the Attacks!

Stephanie Wiley helped deliver petitions demanding a special interest group stop using the U.S. Supreme Court to attack middle-class families.

Pablo Ros |

Ohio CO Taken Hostage After Safety Breach

A convicted double-murderer took a female corrections officer hostage for 11 hours in an Ohio prison Oct. 18 after a “cost-saving” practice called “pull and move” left her in a population of inmates but alone at her post.

David Patterson |

Ohio Correction Officers Attacked by Inmates

At a time when overcrowding is the rule rather than the exception in Ohio prisons, four correction officers, members of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 11, were attacked by a large group of inmates.

Pablo Ros |

OCSEA Beats Aramark Price on Food Service Bid

OCSEA presented a proposal to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to take back prison food service, which includes a lower per-meal cost than current prison food service vendor, Aramark.