After months of negotiations, OCSEA members working for the state of Ohio finally have a new contract. In addition, the bargaining team was able to maintain the emergency wage language that the state wanted to eliminate. From the beginning, the negotiations had been a roller coaster, especially since state officials claimed that the pandemic had created economic “uncertainty” that prevented them from paying a living wage. The state`s initial economic proposal was to cut wages by 4 percent, freeze measures, and introduce “savings days” that would have cut the wages of state employees by an additional 4 percent. OCSEA members approved the preliminary agreement prepared by their bargaining team and came into effect on April 21. Wage regulations come into force on 1 July. Public works, crafts (1 July 2018 – 30. June 2021) Bargaining Unit: Asbestos workers, sign painters, carpenters, locksmiths, cement pavers, cement masons, master painters, ironworkers, ironworkers, plumbers, sheet metal workers, electricians, master plumbers, masons/tilers, boilermakers, pipefitters, plasterers, roofers, skilled workers, papermakers and all master craftsmen. ABC – Public Works Trades (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021) Bargaining Unit Asbestos workers, sign painters, carpenters, locksmiths, cement pavers, cement masons, master painters, ironworkers, ironworkers, plumbers, sheet metal workers, electricians, master plumbers, masons/tilers, boilermakers, pipefitters, plasterers, roofers, skilled workers, stationery engineers and all craftsmen. According to the White House, the ARP — an aid law that AFSCME members have strongly advocated for — will provide the state of Ohio with $5.5 billion, $4.6 billion for Ohio cities and counties, and more than $4.5 billion for kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in Ohio.
The funding is designed to help communities recover from the economic blow caused by the coronavirus pandemic: “OCSEA members have sacrificed and sacrificed, especially now. We just had to present our case and hold on to our guns,” said OCSEA spokesman Mike Duco. Department of Child and Family Services, Ministry of Labour and Family Services and Ministry of Elder and Adult Services (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020) Bargaining Unit: Ministry of Central Services, Ministry of Children and Family Services, Employment and Family Services, and Ministry of Seniors and Adult Services staff. Public Works, Printing (February 1, 2018 – January 31, 2021) Bargaining Unit: Printing. Ministry of Public Works, Road and Bridge Maintenance (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020) Bargaining Unit: Mechanic I, II and III, Senior Mechanic, Maintenance Officer, Construction Worker, Builder, Special Equipment Operator, General Welder, Vehicle Electronics Technician and Signal Shop Technician. The Ohio Public Service Employees Association is expected to hold a vote to ratify the treaty in April, followed by a review by the Controlling Board, a body of state legislators. Negotiations with the union typically model collective agreements with other labor unions, including the Ohio State Troopers Association, the Ohio Education Association, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Zwinger (1 January 2018 – 31. December 2020) Bargaining Unit: Assistant Dog Auxiliary. In the current contract, the state`s 27,000 employees, a large number of office workers and correctional workers, received an 8 percent increase over the three-year agreement, which expires on June 30. The contract reflects the COVID-19 pandemic. In a consent form, the state would agree to discuss and possibly address employees` concerns about returning to the office after working from home for much of the past year.
“The environment has not been in our favor from the beginning,” said Chris Mabe, President of OCSEA and Vice President of AFSCME. “But the union team bowed down and didn`t give up until we got a contract and a reasonable and fair salary. We have protected the key languages of the treaties and negotiated a set of economic measures that will change the lives of our members. Sheriff`s Department, Protective Services, Security Guards (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020) Bargaining Unit: Protective Services Officers. The contract provides for a set of salaries that is the largest for OCSEA state employees since the Great Recession. The agreement provides for a 9% increase over the three contract years – 3% each in 2021, 2022 and 2023.Public Works, Electronics Technicians (December 31, 2019 – January 1, 2022) Bargaining Unit: Electronics Technician. Public Works, Heavy Equipment Operator (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018) Bargaining Unit: HMO Heavy Excavator and Construction Operator. Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Court Division, Probation, Clerks and Transportation (January 1, 2017 – 31. December 2019) Bargaining Unit: Administrative Assistant 1, Clerk, Legal Intern, Probation Officer 2, Probation Officer 3, Test Server, Senior Traffic Officer and Transportation Officer A copy of the proposed contract was obtained through a request for public records.
State officials said the law prohibits them from commenting on the details before the ratification vote. Public Works, Sanitary Treatment Staff and Project Inspectors (May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2021) Bargaining Unit: Treatment Plan Assistant, Training Operator, Maintenance Mechanic I, II and III, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators I, II and III, Pumping Plant/Wastewater Treatment Plant Foremen, Project Inspectors I, II and III, field guards and tour/maintenance workers The adoption of the US Rescue Plan (ARP) has improved the prospects for the contract. Thanks to the funds provided by ARP, staff are beginning to be restored to many state agencies. OCSEA is working to lift the hiring freeze in many departments and make capacity indispensable to Ohio state services. Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Court Division, Detention Services (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019) Bargaining Unit: Operations Assistants, Cooks, Guards, Detention Officers, Detention Officers, Detention Officers, Food Service Workers and Chief Detention Clerk Members of Ohio`s largest employee union would receive a 9% increase over three years – their largest pay increase in 13 years – under an agreement preliminary with representatives of the State on a new contract. State officials tried unsuccessfully to secure economic contract concessions from the union at the start of the pandemic, but fears that the COVID-19 crisis would significantly undermine the government`s tax revenues proved unfounded. Public Works, Sanitary Engineer (Sanitation) (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018) Bargaining Unit: Lead, Operator, Sewer Maintenance Officer. Public Records: Search of the 2020 State Employee Salary Database Sheriff`s Department, Registered Nurses (May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2019) Bargaining Unit: Full-time and Part-Time Nurses (State Classification No. 65511/State Title: Nurse 1) Child Support Services Collective Agreement Amendment Office (January 1, 2018 – 31.
December 2020) Bargaining Unit: Support Agent, Responsible Support Officer, Mail Clerk/Messenger, Storekeeper 1, Information Processor 1, Information Processor 2, Legal Service Assistant, Clerk 1, Support Specialist 1, Support Specialist 1 Manager, Support Specialist 2 and Support Specialist 2 Responsible. “Over the past year, our members, as well as all government employees in the labour and management sectors, have responded positively to the challenges and changes we have faced,” said Chris Mabe, President of OCSEA. “I think we have reached an agreement that is fair to all parties.” You are here: Home > Resources > Collective Agreements Sheriff`s Department, Second Lieutenants (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021) Bargaining Unit: Second Lieutenants. Like the current treaty, the pact would not increase the share of health insurance premiums for state employees and would maintain a distribution of 85% of payments paid by the state, 15% of the division paid by employees, without increasing co-payments, deductibles and maximum amounts out of pocket. Sheriff`s Department, Inmate Services Unit (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020) Bargaining Unit: Inmate Services Division, including: Dental Assistant, Social Worker 2, Librarian, Registered Practical Nurse, Typist 2 and Medical Team Assistant. The proposed contract also clarifies that unionized workers who work remotely are not entitled to additional wage awards associated with the public health emergency. Public Works, Cuyahoga County Airport (December 1, 2019 to December 30. November 2022) Bargaining Unit: Airport Operations Technician II and Airport Operations Technician III. LIUNA Local 860 Tax Office/Review Board/County Treasurer (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021) Bargaining Unit (Finance Office): Account Clerk, Account Technician, Accountant 2, Administrative Assistant 1, Administrative Assistant 2, Administrative Employee, Appraiser (Commercial/Industrial), Appraiser (Residential/Agricultural), Clerk, Commercial Data Collector, Senior Executive Commercial Appraiser, Senior Housing Appraiser, data collector, data processor, examiner, inspector, microfilm technician, purchasing agent, digitization examiner, secretary, senior account clerk, senior appraiser (commercial/industrial), senior appraiser (residential/agricultural), senior clerk, senior data processor, chief payroll officer, title 1 accountant, title 1 clerk, title 2 clerk, and title file clerk. .