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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.

OAPSE Launching Email Campaign
Our union is launching an email blast campaign to keep members updated on critical information impacting their lives at work and at home.
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2017 Scholarship Applications Ready
Don't miss out on the chance to get some financial help for college! Eligible high school seniors can apply starting now to earn $2,500 toward their first-year college expenses.
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Vote Now Through Election Day
You don't have to wait until November 8 to vote. You can vote early by absentee ballot or at your local board of elections. Or you can go to your polling place on Election Day. Find out more about your options (and remember to check OAPSE endorsements).
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Endorsements Are Posted
OAPSE Endorsements for the 2016 General Election are posted in the MyOAPSE Members Only Section. Click on the MyOAPSE tab on the left, and look for the 2016 Endorsement link on the right side of the gray box at the top of the page.
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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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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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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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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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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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