On July 8, hundreds of OCSEA members turned out in Columbus to elect the OCSEA State Bargaining Team. During each bargaining cycle, the team members are elected by bargaining unit to member concerns at every job level are taken into consideration at the bargaining table. Negotiations for the main state union contract will begin later this year, with the current contract expiring at the end of February 2018.The new contract will run 2018-2021.
While the team is just starting their preparations, OCSEA leaders have been hard at work since March prepping for the upcoming bargaining by calling its members one-on-one for feedback. The massive phone member-outreach effort has been successful in gauging the real issues of concern for OCSEA members. The one-on-one outreach will give the team a lot of fuel, feedback and solidarity needed to move forward.
OCSEA Bargaining Team:
BU 3 Doug Korba, Jerry Brown, Shelly King, Wilson Humphrey, Scott Dye
BU 4 Jeana Campolo, Jason Underhill
BU 5 Jeff Condo
BU 6 Gary Apanasewicz
BU 7 Craig Martin, Colleen McDanel
BU 9 Shirley Hubbert, Dawn Hunley, Willis McClure
BU 13 Chuck Goins
BU 14 Matt Tyack, Cathy Deck, Rocky Jolly
President Chris Mabe
Vice President Kelvin Jones
Secy-Treasurer Kathy Stewart