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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.

Millennials Show Support for Unions
Younger workers say they support unions as a vehicle to help lower-income and middle-class families
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Anti-Union Agendas Loom in Many States
Republicans in at least nine states are planning to use their power to pass “right to work” legislation, which would allow employees to opt out of joining a labor union.
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2015 Scholarship Application Available
The 2015 OAPSE/AFSCME Memorial Scholarship Application is available. Click on MyOAPSE to go to the members-only section of the website to view and print the application and rules.
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OAPSE Member Killed Saving Student
OAPSE Local 113 member and bus driver Laura Zborowski was killed saving a child from a moving bus. She pushed the 10-year-old girl out of the way of the bus, which started rolling backward during a routine safety evacuation drill.
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Workers Vow to Fight Right to Work Bills
To mark Labor Day and the start of the fall campaign season, the Toledo Blade took a look at the possibility of Right to Work legislation being introduced after November 4 and how workers and unions will respond if it is.
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5 Facts on Ohio School Funding
Innovation Ohio has put together a list of facts about the school funding crisis in Ohio. The bottom line: Governor Kasich is no friend of public education.
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Update Your Voter Information
Early voting in Ohio begins October 7, so you must be registered to vote by October 6. Check today to make sure your information is correctly on file with the Ohio Secretary of State.
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More Opposition to Right to Work
Ohioans who value democracy will be right to reject any attempts to impose “right-to-work” laws in the Buckeye State. That's the word from an Ohio professor and author.
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Toledo Blade Opposes Right to Work
The Toledo Blade has come down on the side of workers and their unions in an editorial on the question of whether Ohio should become the next "right to work" state.
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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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