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Register ASAP - American Rescue Plan Zoom with President Lee Saunders - Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 6:30PM

Posted on April 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Dear AFSCME Family,



Please join me on Monday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Zoom meeting with


AFSCME President Lee Saunders to learn how the American Rescue Plan is saving


jobs and protecting public services in our state.



The passage of this historic law is a huge victory, one that was only possible because


of your advocacy. Millions of working families are already benefitting from its provisions,


including the stimulus checks, extended unemployment benefits and child care assistance.



Most importantly for us, the law includes nearly $11 billion for Ohio: $5.6 billion for the


state and $5.3 going to cities and counties. Plus $4.5 billion for Ohio schools.



To learn how AFSCME Council 8 is making sure this money is being put to good use for public


services and public service workers, please register below for the Zoom meeting link.






In solidarity,


R. Sean Grayson


Council 8 President


Posted on March 24, 2021 at 11:55 PM

We will be starting negotiations soon, we have received many issues that will be discussed with members before we go into negotiations, we will be doing BlueJeans video conferencing in the attempt to reach as many members as possible until we can meet again at the union hall.


The invites will be sent to the personal emails we have.

No on Issue 3

Posted on March 24, 2021 at 9:30 PM

The Proposed Amendment states that the $50 million may come from the other sources listed in the Proposed Amendment, including revenue generated from the lease of the Cincinnati Southern Railway, a fee assessed against developers, and a tax on stock options. (Relators’ Compl., Exhibit A, at p. 3). It is legally impermissible, however, to fund the Trust from the listed sources of funding other than the City’s general capital and operating funds: (1) pursuant to R.C. 133.01 and R.C. 5705.14(C)(1), state law prohibits revenue from the lease or sale of the Cincinnati Southern Railway to fund the Trust; (2) pursuant to R.C. 718.01(R)(1)(d), an income tax on stock options cannot be used to fund the Trust; and (3) a fee assessed upon developers would constitute an impermissible tax under Ohio law.

Dues Increase

Posted on December 17, 2020 at 7:15 PM



Effective January 1, 2021 the minimum dues increase of $0.70. The increase is 1.900% of the Council’s current minimum dues $49.20 *1.9%=$.95. As you may be aware, the increase in dues is automatic under the International Union constitution and it does not require a vote of the membership to implement the dues increase.


Please be advised the monthly minimum dues of AFSCME Ohio Council 8, effective January 1, 2021 will be $50.15 per member, per month.


2021 Min Dues Ohio Council 8 International Local

Full Time Members 100% $50.15 $32.35 $14.15 $ 3.65


Part Time 75% $37.60 $24.25 $10.60 $2.75


Part Time 50% $25.10 $16.20 $ 7.05 $1.85





100% Employees who are normally scheduled for 21 or more hours per week.


75% Part time employees who are normally scheduled for greater than 12 hours but less than 21 hours per week.


50% Part time employees who are normally scheduled for 12 or fewer hours per week.




The local union’s share of dues depends on the amount of their union dues. To calculate the amount of the local union dues, please use the following formula:


Formula: Union Dues-International Union Per Capita Tax-Ohio Council 8 Per Capita Tax-Central Labor Body Per Capita=Local Union Share


AFSCME Care Plan | Providing benefits for our members and their families

Posted on November 17, 2020 at 8:05 PM

Distance Learning Option

Posted on November 14, 2020 at 4:45 PM



While CPS is in the Distance Learning Option,


Paras, LPN’s, Asst School Community Coordinators, Interpreters, Student Service Asst (Nap Aide) will have the option to work from home (if we have the technology) or the school bldg. We are not allowed to take school computers home.


During the virtual session, we will be moving back to a five day regular hours schedule. We will need to meet with administration in our schools to know what our schedules will look like. We also have to do a daily activities log that need to be turned in each week to our teacher or administration.


Security/Security response team will be working as we did when school started this year. High school security will be assisting in elementary schools.


Food Service, Custodial Staff, Maintenance, Warehouse, Truck drivers, Stock Handlers Exterminators and Courier.


Everyone will be back on a 5 day work schedule.


Administrators should be addressing this distance learning option with you at your schools.



In Solidarity,


Posted on November 12, 2020 at 4:10 PM



We know you have heard the district is moving back to virtual starting November 23 and continuing until January 4, 2021.


We are continuing to fight to keep us all employment status.


In Solidarity,

PD Training on November 25, 2020

Posted on November 12, 2020 at 4:10 PM



We are able to do our PD training virtually instead of reporting to work on Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving.


Please make certain you are able to have it done by November 25th in order to receive credit and be paid.


In Solidarity,