Local AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Member Will Throw Out the First Pitch

 For Immediate Release

April 29, 2022

Namita Waghray (440) 305-1117

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Celebrates Public Employee Recognition Week with the Columbus Clippers

Local AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Member Will Throw Out the First Pitch

[Columbus, OH] — On Saturday, April 30, 2022, AFSCME Ohio Council 8 is partnering with the Columbus Clippers to celebrate the Columbus public employees who help make our cities run. Discounted tickets are available to public employees, including members from AFSCME Ohio Council 8, OCSEA, and OPASE. 

AFSCME members from three different unions that represent public employees across Ohio will join the Columbus Clippers on the mound as Matt Bateman, a City of Columbus employee with 13 years of experience at the Water department throws out the first pitch. 

Angela Williams an AFSCME Ohio Council 8 member who will join Matt on the field as he throws out the first pitch,  is excited to take part in the day. “I am thrilled to join my union family and the Clippers on Saturday to kick off Public Employee Recognition Week. As a union member and a public employee, my work isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. While I know my coworkers and I don’t seek community accolades, it feels great to know that so many people care about us and the services we provide.”

WHAT: Public Employee Recognition Night with AFSCME Ohio Council 8, OCSEA, and OAPSE

WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 4:05 pm 

WHERE: Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH

WHO: Union members from AFSCME Ohio Council 8, OCSEA, OAPSE


AFSCME Ohio Council 8’s members provide the vital services that make Ohio happen. With members in communities across the state, serving as everything from nurses to social workers, child care providers to sanitation workers — 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.