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2021 AFSCME (Non-Paras) Training Communication

Posted on November 1, 2021 at 6:30 PM


Who: CPS AFSCME Employees (Non-Paras, Paras have a separate training)


What: AFSCME Training in SafeSchools for the day before Thanksgiving


When: The training must be completed by Wednesday, November 24th


Where: The CPS AFSCME Training 2021 (Non-Paras) can be found at:




CPS AFSCME employees have the opportunity to complete a training in SafeSchools as an alternative to reporting to buildings on Wednesday, November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving. This training should be completed outside of normal work hours.



This is a self-paced learning opportunity in SafeSchools and can be taken anytime before November 24th. This six-hour training includes 15 modules covering topics such as:



Conflict Management

Diversity Awareness

Stress Management

Student Mental Health

Communication Styles and Skills

Cultural Competence

Sexual Harassment & Misconduct

Hazing Awareness and Prevention

Self-Injury and Cutting

Student Drug & Alcohol Abuse


In an effort to provide you with flexibility during this busy holiday season, we have granted you early access to complete this training anytime between now and Wednesday, November 24th. To access the training, please login to SafeSchools HERE.



When the entire CPS AFSCME Training 2021 (Non-Paras) is complete in SafeSchools, LaunchED will pull a completion report to assist HR in assigning credit to each CPS employee and ensure that they are paid for working on November 24th.



To access the CPS AFSCME Training 2021 (Non-Paras) go to to login with your Employee ID#.



Once you are logged in, on the left hand side of your screen you’ll see a Home icon. Below that is a circular Play icon, which represents Extra Training. Click on the Play (Extra Training) icon.






Once you’re in the Extra Training section, you’ll see a search box on the top right, type AFSCME into the search box. When you’re typing AFSCME, you’ll see the CPS AFSCME Training 2021 (Non-Paras) link appear. Click on it to open the training.






You are now in the training. Click on the Custom Course arrow to access the list of modules.






You’ll now see the list of all the Course Section modules. Each time you complete a section module, a green box with a check mark will appear. When you’ve completed all the modules, it will read Course Complete, a green circle with a check mark will appear next to the Course title at top, and a certificate will become available as well.



At that point, you are done. LaunchED will pull all the completion certificates from SafeSchools and communicate to HR so that you are paid for working on November 24th.



For any questions on the training, or for SafeSchools support, contact LaunchED at 513-363-0406 or [email protected]



Thank you,



LaunchED Team

New Policy From CPS

Posted on September 14, 2021 at 10:05 PM

New Policy From CPS


After the decision made by CPS to mandate vaccinations, the union has submitted a letter to demand to bargain.


When updates become available, we will post them here.

Labor Day Picnic Canceled

Posted on August 29, 2021 at 11:10 PM

Changes To Contract

Posted on August 1, 2021 at 9:45 PM

Hazard Pay Bonus:


Expected Pay Date, 1st Pay Check September 3, 2021.

Child Tax Credit

Posted on July 13, 2021 at 6:20 PM

Starting today child tax credit up to $300 a month. Pass this calculator on to your members.


AFSCME: Find out how much your family could get from President Biden's historic child tax credit with AFSCME's child tax credit calculator. Union members helped pass it as part of the American Rescue Plan.

Contract Ratification and Vote

Posted on June 28, 2021 at 9:25 PM

The contract was ratified on June 28, 2021.

AFSCME COVID Vaccination Clinic

Posted on June 24, 2021 at 5:15 PM


Posted on June 10, 2021 at 10:45 PM

Ratification and Vote will take place 06/28/2021 from 8:00 am- 6:00 pm at the Union Hall (1213 Tennessee Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio. 45229).

Council 8 Scholarship Deadline is June 1! Don't miss out!

Posted on May 14, 2021 at 1:05 AM


Dear sisters and brothers,


The deadline to apply for the AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Family Scholarship is June 1! Don't miss your chance to receive this great benefit from your union.


Eligibility Requirements:

An applicant’s parent must be an AFSCME Ohio Council 8 affiliated local union member who has been in good standing for at least one (1) calendar year prior to June 1, 2021.


In addition, an applicant must graduate from high school in the year in which an application for the scholarship is made and must attend a four (4) year accredited college or university as a full-time student.


Full details are included in the official application brochure can be downloaded at (insert link).


Applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Applications which are incomplete, or which are postmarked after the specified date, will be ineligible for consideration.


Click here to download the application.


In solidarity,

AFSCME Ohio Council 8


Posted on May 12, 2021 at 6:40 PM