WHY AFSCME OHIO COUNCIL 8?
AFSCME Council 8 is the union for Ohio’s municipal, county and regional authorities, schools, universities, hospitals, and non-profit workers. Covering 41,000 members through more than 400 negotiated contracts across the state, Council 8 is Ohio’s premier public employee union.
AFSCME Council 8 is respected around Ohio, not only as a strong union, but also as a champion for protecting public services. Council 8 works with the Legislature to help ensure better funding in public services to guarantee that our communities are safe and thriving.
By organizing an Ohio Council 8 union, you will be a part of AFSCME’s 1.6 million members across the nation. AFSCME is:
- The largest union of secretarial and clerical workers with more than 200,000 members.
- The representative of choice for more than 325,000 health care and hospital workers and more than 100,000 school employees.
- The largest union of social workers with more than 100,000 members.
- The largest union of correctional officers, with more than 75,000 calling AFSCME their union.
- The largest union of highway employees, mental health workers, inspectors, employment counselors, park and recreation workers, and many other occupations.
AFSCME members gain:
- Strong contracts
- Competitive wage increases
- Job security
- Fair grievance procedures
- Comprehensive health coverage
- Retirement security
- A strong voice with our employer partners
- Adequate funding for public services
- The members run the union
AFSCME is a truly democratic union, run for its members by its members. Each local union has its own constitution and its members elect their own officers, vote to determine policy, activities, and local dues structure, and also vote on contract approval or rejection. These rights are guaranteed by the International Union Constitution and the AFSCME Bill of Rights for our members.