OC 8 Blog

(Columbus, OH) On Tuesday August 8th, Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected Issue 1, a measure put forth by extremist politicians in the state legislature to make it harder for citizen-driven i

(Cincinnati, OH) - Employees at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati requested voluntary recognition of their union - CACWU (Contemporary Art Center Workers United), early Tuesday morning on

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 has always been on the frontlines with our state’s healthcare employees. Our members have never backed down from a challenging contract negotiation.

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 would like to congratulate Joe Weidner on his retirement as the Director of Communications. He has graciously shared some of his favorite stories from his time with members. Please join us in wishing Joe all the best in his retirement and enjoy these “Inside Stories”,

The Fight for Equal Rights - The Inside Story

Ohio Council 8 members are committed to fighting for fairness and equality for themselves.  One story stands out among so many. 

Established in 1982, the AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Family Scholarship program was created to honor Council 8 leaders and provide financial assistance to the children of members attending a four-year college or university.

Originally offered as a single four-year grant, the program expanded to include a men’s and women’s scholarship in 1989. Over the 40-year life of the program, more than 70 college-bound children of Council 8 members have received more than $500,000 in tuition assistance. 

Dayton City Employees work to Push through a Budget - Avoid a Citywide Shutdown 

(Dayton, OH) - Thousands of Dayton City residents and businesses can breathe a little easier as the Dayton City Commission officially passed the 2023 budget and narrowly avoided a citywide shutdown of vital public services. 

Members of the AFSCME Council 8 union hold petitions in the air as they march to Cutler Hall to deliver them to President Hugh Sherman. [Kaitlin Thorne | WOUB]