AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Blog

  • Cincinnati Local 3119 Nurses Celebrate Nurses Week

    May 8th, 2018

    Cincinnati’s public health nurses combined AFSCME Local 3119 swearing in of officers with a tribute to their profession during National Nurses Week. According to Union President Gina Pratt, National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, marking the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. “Our public […]

    City Workers Part of Tornado Response Team

    April 10th, 2018

    When the first tornado of the season struck Grove City, members of AFSCME Local 1116 were on the job after the storm’s 105 mph winds tore a 2.6-mile strip through the city of 40,000 southwest of Columbus. “There was no shortage of city workers in the Service Department who volunteered to help. Our crews jumped […]

    Catholic bishops are backing AFSCME in U.S. Supreme Court Fair Share Fee Case

    March 27th, 2018

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has sided with unions in the Janus vs. AFSCME case now before the U.S Supreme Court. The Bishops submitted an amicus brief in support of public-sector unions and their right to “fair share fees” from nonmembers for the collective bargaining and representation benefitting non-members. The bishops’ involvement with Janus […]

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