AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Blog

  • 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 […]

    March 23, 2018 Federal Legislative Report

    March 23rd, 2018

    Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Finalized Congress wrapped up funding decisions for fiscal year (FY) 2018 nearly halfway through the fiscal year.  The compromise bill includes much needed investments for public services and does not include many of the harmful policy riders that were expected. In addition, the final package rejects President Trump’s proposed cuts of $54 billion to […]

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