OC 8 Blog

(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.

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]