AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Blog

  • Athens Firefighter Loses Life in Line of Duty

    May 7th, 2021

    AFSCME Ohio Council 8 is saddened to report the passing of Nelsonville Ohio senior firefighter Jeff Armes, who died in the line of duty at the scene of a structure fire Sunday, May 2, 2021. A member of AFSCME Local 2845B, Armes, 38, of Nelsonville, collapsed while actively fighting a fire. Fellow firefighters and EMS […]

    Celebrating National Nurses Day

    May 6th, 2021

    National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, on Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Known as “The Lady With the Lamp,”  Florence Nightingale was a British nurse, social reformer and statistician best known as the founder of modern nursing. National Nurses Week is devoted to thanking nurses and other healthcare workers […]

    Workers Memorial Day 

    April 27th, 2021

    Fifty years ago on April 28, the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect promising America’s workers the right to a safe job.  While the law was a great step forward for private sector workers, public employees were exempt. It would take Ohio’s public sector workers another 23 years, including an eight-year battle in […]

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