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Ohio Association of Public School Employees

AFSCME Local 4/AFL-CIO
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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.

Online Charter Schools Complain About Oversight
The people who run the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) claim that having to account for all students may force it to close for lack of funding. The state answer is: So Be It!
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Legislature Urged to Move on Charter School Bill
The Akron Beacon Journal Editorial Page has called on the General Assembly to move on legislation that would correct serious problems with poor performing charter schools. Unfortunately, Republican leaders have put the bill on a slow track.
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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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OAPSE DRIVERS ON CRUISE CONTROL AT STATE ROAD-E-O
The 2016 State of Ohio School Bus Driver Safety Road-E-O results are in. Four OAPSE school bus drivers finished in the top five.
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Ohio Charter Schools "An Embarrassment"
Ohio charter schools are the worst of the worst, according to a new study. Yet, they continue to be funded with our tax dollars while evading oversight.
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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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