AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Local 100 Members Attend City Council Meeting Pushing for a Fair Contract Now

For Immediate Release

May 17, 2023 

Namita Waghray (440) 305-1117 or [email protected]

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Local 100 Members Attend City Council Meeting Pushing for a Fair Contract Now

City of Cleveland Employees Still Waiting for A Contract Attend Council Meeting

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Local 100 members have been negotiating with the City of Cleveland and Mayor Bibb for almost a year now and are demanding a union agreement that respects the dignity of their work and grants them the raises they deserve. AFSCME Local 100 City of Cleveland employees joined together to make certain the City and Mayor Bibb understood their demands loud and clear.  

Nearly fifty employees wearing FAIR CONTRACT NOW stickers attended the meeting and spoke about the key issues. Union leaders know that their members are struggling as they watch their colleagues in other city unions and non-union positions receive raises and thousands of dollars in bonuses. While it is clear that when members reach an agreement with the city their raises will be retroactive it is still a fact that as prices continue to rise and the current employees' pay rates are not sustaining city employees and their families. Members are also fighting for the city to include keeping the cost of health care insurance at an affordable rate.


Bonnie Perry a 20-year Water Dept employee for the City of Cleveland and President of AFSCME Local 100 is disappointed in the length of time it is taking the city to negotiate a fair and equitable contract for city employees. “ Every AFSCME Ohio Council Local 100 member is dedicated to the city of Cleveland - we go above and beyond to make sure our community gets the services they depend on. Subsequently, city employees deserve a contract with a raise structure that keeps pace with the rising cost of food, gas, electricity, etc. 


You can click through a photo album from the city council meeting on Monday, May 15th here. 


AFSCME Ohio Council 8’s members provide the vital services that make Ohio happen. Our members are in communities across the state, serving as everything from nurses to social workers, child care providers to sanitation workers. AFSCME Ohio Council 8 is the largest union representing cultural workers in the state - We represent hundreds of cultural workers at institutions like zoos, libraries, and botanical gardens. AFSCME Ohio Council 8 advocates for fairness in the workplace, safe and healthy worksites, excellence in public services, and freedom and opportunity for all of Ohio’s working families.