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Welcome to the OAPSE/AFSCME web site!

OAPSE/AFSCME is Ohio's largest union representing employees of public and private schools, public libraries, Head Start agencies, boards of mental retardation and developmental disabilities, residential care facilities, community and technical colleges and other private and public institutions. Over 38,000 employees have chosen to join OAPSE. For more on the jobs we do and how you can join the fastest growing union in Ohio, click here.

The OAPSE website contains a vast array of useful and relevant information that will keep you informed of the issues that affect your working lives. If you have not yet organized an OAPSE Local at your worksite, the website will provide you with all of the resources you need to determine if OAPSE is the right union for you.

Make Sure You Are Registered to Vote
The Ohio Secretary of State has purged 1 million voters in the past 2 years. You could be one of them! Check your registration and make sure you can vote starting October 12.
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October 17 is Next HEP Deadline
OAPSE members and their families who still want to take college classes this fall have until October 17 to apply to the union's Higher Education Program.
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District Calendars Updated with Fall Events
Want to know when your next district meeting is or if you are scheduled to elect new district officers this year? Check your district calendar, which has updated information through the end of the calendar year.
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Problems with ECOT go way back
Funding concerns for online schools in Ohio go back to 2001, according to new information obtained by the Columbus Dispatch. ECOT has been ripping off Ohio taxpayers for more than 15 years.
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Where Does Rob Portman Stand on NAFTA?
U.S. Senator Rob Portman says he is a friend to workers. OAPSE members and other Ohioans can decide if they believe his campaign ads after watching footage from the floor of Congress, where he urges support for NAFTA.
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AFSCME Advantage Benefits You
For even more discounts and deals for summer travel and fun for your family, visit the AFSCME website and click on the AFSCME Advantage button.
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Free College Program Benefits Members
It is with great pleasure that we introduce a “Members-Only” benefit that will make college a possibility for our members and their families.

The OAPSE Higher Education Program will enable OAPSE members and their families to attend two years of college at no cost.
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Ohio Charter Schools Failing
Ohio's charter schools are a national joke, according to education experts and the media. The Washington Post reports on their failure to properly education Ohio students.
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2016 AFSCME Family Fun Days Coupons Available!
Because you are a member of OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4, you have access to great pricing at Ohio zoos and amusement parks.
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Decline in Unions Hurts Middle Class
Formerly a critic of unions, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, acknowledges he was wrong about the role they play in a strong middle class.
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How They Voted on Senate Bill 5
As you consider which politicians to support this November, take a look at how incumbent Ohio House and Senate candidates voted on Senate Bill 5.
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Election Law Changes Impact Voters
Ohio Republican lawmakers and the Republican secretary of state have made changes to Ohio election laws that directly impact OAPSE members, our neighbors, families and friends.
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