During the Holiday Season, our thoughts turn to our families and friends as we begin to think about spending some much-needed quality time with our loved ones after a hectic year.
We also think of others who are less fortunate than we are. As public service workers it’s those thoughts that motivate us to devote ourselves to making our communities stronger on the job, and as community volunteers and leaders.
As trade unionists, we devote ourselves to creating a better future for our members, their families, and a better life for all. Even with the many forces working against us, AFSCME Ohio Council 8 continues to organize new members, represent you on the job and bargain strong contracts – we should be very proud of these accomplishments.
With the strength of our members, retirees, activists, and our local union leadership our Union will continue to take on the challenges facing Ohio’s working families. Working together, we can make sure our children and grandchildren have a bright future.
On behalf of First Vice President Harold Mitchell and the officers of AFSCME Ohio Council 8, I want to express my deepest gratitude for what you do each day to make our Union and our state the best it can be.
I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
John A. Lyall
President, AFSCME Ohio Council 8