AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Blog

  • Albers elected to OPERS Board

    October 18th, 2017

    Julie Albers has been elected by an overwhelming majority to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees adding a second woman’s voice on the 11-member board. “I want to thank those who circulated petitions to get me on the ballot and to everyone who worked so hard to get AFSCME members and other […]

    Stop Extreme Attacks on Collective Bargaining

    October 11th, 2017

    House Bill 298, which was recently introduced in the Ohio General Assembly, is the latest extreme attack on our freedom to bargain for a better life. This bill would severely limit the rights of working people by curtailing what they can collectively bargain. Even though Ohio voters resoundingly rejected attacks on collective bargaining rights by repealing Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 in […]

    Pulling the Plug on Health Care – Last Minute Republican ACA Repeal Plan is Worst Yet

    September 21st, 2017

    Called “the last best chance” to repeal Obamacare, the bill offered by Republican Sens. Graham and Cassidy may not be the last proposal, but it is by far the worst one yet. Under Graham-Cassidy 32 million Americans will lose insurance and 800,000 of them will be Ohioans. This is not “repeal and replace” – it’s […]

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