AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Blog

  • AFSCME Council 8 Local 2950 member, Josh Keller, Bears The Cold To Care For Animals At The Columbus Zoo

    January 30th, 2019

    The sub-zero temperatures were tough for anyone, but especially those who work outside. Wind chill temperatures hit 31 degrees below zero in central Ohio. It was so cold in central Ohio Wednesday that ice caked the eyelashes of Josh Keller as he made his rounds at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium caring for the reindeer, […]

    State board rules Wright State faculty strike can continue

    January 29th, 2019

    COLUMBUS — The State Employment Relations Board ruled against Wright State University’s administration Sunday, allowing the faculty strike to continue. The board’s decision came after an emergency meeting was called for Sunday during which attorneys for the administration and the Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors each made their cases. The administration on […]

    Union Benefits Go Far Beyond the Workplace

    January 24th, 2019

    Unions also fortify the social safety net and aid communities on the path to self-sufficiency. Organized labor has been through a tough half-century, as deindustrialization, economic deregulation, and an all-out right-wing attack have decimated union membership across the country. But new research shows how the benefits of organized labor extend far beyond union members’ paychecks: […]

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