AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Blog

  • Statement from Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on Freedom Foundation

    November 1st, 2019

    An out-of-state anti-union and anti-worker extreme and dangerous organization has come into Ohio with the goal to lower your wages, strip you of benefits and healthcare, and privatize your pensions. We need to stay stronger together more than ever now against the dangerous and destructive Freedom Foundation. Read the statement from Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim […]

    Changes Coming to Ohio Public Employees Retirement System Benefits

    October 22nd, 2019

    After months of discussion, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) will institute a “freeze” to its annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in 2022 and 2023.  OPERS has stated that the elimination of the COLA for this two (2) year period will assist in sustaining the healthcare benefit for OPERS retirees.  Under the current […]

    Sean Grayson Elected President of AFSCME Ohio Council 8

    October 18th, 2019

    In a resounding and heartfelt show of support, delegates to the 23rd Ohio Council 8 convention unanimously elected the union’s top leaders to new terms. Without opposition, Ohio Council 8’s General Counsel Sean Grayson was elected as the new President of AFSCME Ohio Council 8 and former Field Services Director Marcia Knox was elected as First […]

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