Union membership is vital to Ohio Council 8’s ability to negotiate fair contracts with job security, good wages and benefits. And signing a membership card also enables the union to offer members-only benefits that can enhance the quality of life for you and your loved ones.
That’s why we have developed a partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College enabling our members and their families to earn an associate degree at no cost and on their own schedule.
Briefly, Eastern Gateway Community College is fully accredited by the state of Ohio and the credits are transferable to four-year institutions. The program is open to Ohio Council 8 members – as well as a retiree, spouse, child, step-child, grandchild, step-grandchild, or parent.
Through the union’s partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College, “Council 8 members and their families can attended classes or earn a degree debt-free,” said Ohio Council 8 First Vice President Harold Mitchell, chairman of the scholarship committee. “And the on-line, self-paced courses are designed to fit into your family’s 24/7 life.”