AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Blog

  • Celebrating Juneteenth

    June 18th, 2021

    Throughout its history, “Juneteenth” has been known by many names-Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day, and today as a national holiday.  Signed into law by President Biden, it is the first new national holiday since Marten Luther King Day was made a national holiday in 1983. In 1863, during the American Civil War, […]

    Memorial Day 2021

    May 30th, 2021

    On Monday, May 31st America will remember the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country. From large cities to small towns AFSCME Ohio Council 8 members across the state take great pride in honoring those who have served our nation. Members in Council 8’s Athens region, serving 14 counties in Southeastern […]

    AFSCME Local 1252 Members Make Gains

    May 19th, 2021

    The members of AFSCME Local 1252, representing the staff at OhioHealth O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens ratified an agreement that improved wages and benefits for more than 350 nurses, respiratory technicians and other health care professionals and support personal covered by the new 2-year agreement.   In addition to an average wage increase of 3 percent […]

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