Your union enewsletter - June 5, 2024

Posted Jun. 5, 2024 by

Contract voting post cards arriving this week, Tentative Agreement comes out Monday via email

This is your reminder that a very important post card on contract voting is arriving in your home mail box this week. That post card will include the link to the OCSEA website with each chapter's specific voting dates, times and locations

the Tentative Agreement (TA) will be emailed to members on Monday, June 10. The TA includes only articles agreed to by the Union and the State of Ohio prior to the Fact Finding hearings. Starting June 24 through July 5, members will have chapter contract voting events to vote on a combination of the agreements in the TA and the Fact Finder's Report. The Fact Finder's Report will be released to the Union and the State no later than June 19.

The items that will be included in the Fact Finder's Report, WHICH WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE TA, include:

  • Article 13 – Work Week, Schedules and Overtime;
  • Article 29 – Sick Leave; Article 36 – Wages;
  • Appendix L – Pay Ranges;
  • Appendix N – Work Area Agreements;
  • Appendix Q – Agency Specific Agreements (only Corrections and Youth Services).

Remember: Only active, dues-paying members can vote on the Tentative Agreement and Fact Finder's Report. If you know someone who is a non-member who wants to vote on the contract, let them know they can sign a card online or at the chapter voting location.

Have questions? Contact the OCSEA Member Resource Center (MRC) at 888-OCSEA-11 or Contact your chapter leaders if you have questions specific to contract voting. The MRC can put you in touch with your chapter leaders. 


Want to be the first to get upcoming contract news, including early access to the Tentative Agreement and Fact Finder's Report?
Sign up for OCSEA Contract Bargaining text alerts.

Text OCSEA2024 to 237-263.


RSVP for VIRTUAL Contract Road Shows

Before casting your vote on the contract, members are highly encouraged to attend a Zoom Contract Road Show to learn about the Tentative Agreement and Fact Finder's Report! Leaders must attend before holding their contract voting events. There will be two Road Shows on Monday, June 24 at Noon and 7 p.m.

RSVP today for one of the two virtual informational meetings so you get a reminder on the day of the event. You will also get an option to add the event to your calendar.

Chapter leaders can begin holding their chapter contract voting events on June 24 f
ollowing the end of the first road show. Each chapter has scheduled their individual contract voting events through July 5. Get the link to access your chapter's contract voting event via the post card being mailed to your home.


Monday, June 24
12 p.m. - RSVP via Zoom
7 p.m. - RSVP via Zoom


Download this weekend's Steward Conference agenda

The OCSEA Steward Conference will take place this weekend, with steward trainings taking place the evening of Friday, June 7, and the main conference taking place during the day on Saturday, June 8.

Download the full agenda today at Click the "Agenda" button at the top of the page to access the agenda, including a downloadable agenda.


Spring union magazine is available online

The Spring 2024 union magazine is available at In this edition, you will read spotlights about public union members who have a real passion for the public work they do and in their personal lives as well. 

Check out the Public Employee Quarterly member spotlights including Michael Durst, a passionate member of Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources Chapter 6000. Michael works as a Naturalist with ODNR and loves working with the public, planning events, and educating Ohioans, especially children, on why nature is so important to all of us. Michael has worked at Dillon State Park in East Central Ohio since 2022.

On Earth Day this year, Michael helped lead programming for the public that celebrates our planet. This was a perfect reminder of the invaluable contributions made by Ohio’s public employee union members throughout the year.


June Union Bulletin Board flyers available for download

The June 2024 Union Bulletin Board Network (UBBN) flyers are here and available for download at The June flyers include lots of BIG NEWS about your Union Education Trust, lots of information on summer perks and discounts and a quick link to access your union magazine. Check back each month for new flyers to share. Have an AMAZING union bulletin board you want to share? Email photos to

Don't have an onsite bulletin board? The virtual bulletin board network at gives OCSEA members access to union flyers with a click of a button. This includes quick access to OCSEA bargaining news, events, discounts and more. Chapters who don't have boards are urged to email the flyers or UBBN link to their members and distribute at meetings. Any chapter that needs assistance with printing fliers should contact the OCSEA mailroom at 614-865-4733.

This month's virtual fliers include:

  • BIG NEWS! Your UET is Making a Big Splash this Summer!!!
  • Be in the Know! Read Your Union Magazine
  • Purchasing Power - OCSEA and Public Employee Appreciation perks
  • Working Advantage - June Summer Discounts
  • AFSCME Advantage - accessing your AFSCME member discounts
  • Union Plus & Abenity - Get entertainment and travel discounts for your summer planning