OCSEA Bargaining


Welcome to OCSEA Bargaining 2024!

This is your official page for OCSEA Bargaining 2024. Visit this page often for updates on the state contract bargaining process, including news, events and resources, including the OCSEA Bargaining 2024 Toolkit below.






Bargaining Toolkit

We encourage you to use OCSEA's Bargaining 2024 Toolkit as a guide as we build support through the process. This branding toolkit will provide members and local chapters with materials to promote the “Fighting To Win” campaign. Click below to access Bargaining 2024 logos, informational flyers, social media sharing graphics and more. Check back often to OCSEA.org/Toolkit for updates!


Bargaining News

Pledge your support for your Bargaining Team: Learn how!

OCSEA's Bargaining Pledge Card Solidarity Drive kicks off next week! This Pledge Card drive will be the first of many ways your OCSEA Bargaining Team, working with the local chapters, will be reaching out to members to build support. Starting next week, every chapter will have enough pledge cards for every member of their chapter to sign one and will be reaching out to you asking for your tried and true support of the OCSEA Bargaining Team!

Every member who signs a card of support will not only help build strength for a strong contract but will also be entered to win prizes weekly!!!

It's your OCSEA Bargaining Team's goal to cover the walls of OCSEA’s Headquarters with the signed pledge card section so when we negotiate in our Union Hall, management will see that our Bargaining Team has the support of the entire OCSEA membership behind them. It’s symbolic, yes. But it’s much more than that. No one can stand on the sidelines. We need everyone involved in this fight.

So, it may start with a Pledge Card Drive, but next time it could be asking everyone to wear a button or sticker or wear an OCSEA t-shirt. Later, we may need members at a rally or a demonstration or to take some other action. This is going to be a contract negotiations like none other.

🏆 Pledge Card Weekly Raffle

Besides building our solidarity, the Pledge Card Drive will give you a chance to win prizes each week.

OCSEA members who sign a pledge card will be entered into a weekly drawing for gift cards, laptops, and other electronic devices. There will be drawings for eight weeks. Two gift cards and an electronic prize will awarded to members EACH WEEK!

The sooner we receive your card, the more chance you have of winning a prize. Members who sign a card will stay in the drawing for the entire length of the raffle campaign or until they win! It is recommended that you sign your pledge card immediately and hand it directly to your chapter leader so they can return it quickly.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact chapter president or contact the Member Resource Center at 888-OCSEA11(627-3211) or MRC@ocsea.org.

OCSEA Bargaining Team 2024 elected


Nearly 350 OCSEA OCSEA activists attending the OCSEA Bargaining Council elected the 2024 OCSEA Bargaining Team. The Team includes 24 OCSEA leaders representing every OCSEA bargaining unit as well at OCSEA's three executive officers. See the Team list below. Read the full story HERE.

2024 Bargaining Team

  • Bargaining Unit 3: Wilson Humphrey, Bill Homer, Doug Korba, Brian Miller, Bill Rager & Carl Vanbibber
  • Bargaining Unit 4: Marcus Harris & Deborah Weaver
  • Bargaining Unit 5: Jeff Condo
  • Bargaining Unit 6: Michael Sheeter
  • Bargaining Unit 7: Scott Buckridge, Lisa Schroeder & Toni Tuck-Newsome
  • Bargaining Unit 9: Shirley Hubbert, Willis McClure & Damon Neal
  • Bargaining Unit 13: Treva Knasel Bargaining Unit 14: Cathy Deck, Roschelle Holcomb, Leslie Tilton & Melissa Yank

Keep Connected

Contact information

Member transparency is a TOP priority to the 2024 Bargaining Team, so making sure we have the correct contact information on file will ensure you get all the bargaining information you need. As we head into bargaining, there are a few things you can do to make sure you stay connected during the bargaining process. The first is making sure your contact information is up to date with the union so you get all the bargaining updates throughout the process. This includes double checking your personal email, home and work address and cell phone number.

PERSONAL EMAIL IS KEY! Bargaining news is for members' eyes only!! Make sure you have a good personal email on file with the union. Update your contact information in your member-only MyOCSEA profile by logging on at OCSEA.org/sign-in or send it to OCSEA's webmaster HERE. You can also contact the OCSEA Member Resource Center (MRC) at 1-888-OCSEA11 (1-888-627-3211) or MRC@ocsea.org to check your contact information.

Text alerts

Sign up for OCSEA State Bargaining 2024 text alerts now! text OCSEA2024 (no spaces!) to 237-263 on your cell phone. Follow the prompts to get signed up. We will text you when there are important bargaining updates, including actions around bargaining, supporting the team, including solidarity days, any tentative agreement and more.

Bargaining To-Do list: Solidarity in action!

The support and involvement of EVERY member is key to building a strong contract. Here's what you can do RIGHT NOW to support your Bargaining Team:

  1. Hold a Bargaining Solidarity mini rally or Member Appreciation event for your chapter. To get started on planning an event, contact the OCSEA Communications Dept. at communications@ocsea.org.
  2. Opt in to State bargaining mobile alerts. Text OCSEA2024 (no spaces) to 237-263.
  3. Sign up for bargaining email updatesSign up HERE. 
  4. Get bargaining updates at OCSEA.org/bargaining
  5. SHARE your support. Update your Facebook and Instagram profile pics to show support for the OCSEA Bargaining Team throughout bargaining. Like and post shareable graphics, stories and reels! Facebook Profile Pic | Facebook Support Post | Facebook Cover Photo | Instagram Profile Pic 
  6. Share your photo. We need images of members in uniform or wearing OCSEA shirts. Contact communications@ocsea.org. These will be used in bargaining media campaigns, specifically billboards and social media ads. 
  7. Download the OCSEA Bargaining 2024 Social Media Toolkit HERE. All is included in a ZIP file that you can save to your computer or phone. It includes flyers, logos, shareable graphics and more. 
  8. Update your contact information in your MyOCSEA profile at OCSEA.org/sign-in Want to update over the phone? Call the Member Resource Center (MRC) at 888-OCSEA11 (627-3211).

Show support on social media

Around the country, there's been a lot of union contract buzz, from the UAW and writer and actor victories, with collective labor actions on the rise and gaining massive support. And the one element that connects them all? A strong, supportive union membership!!! And that's why the OCSEA Bargaining Team needs ALL YOUR support as they Fight to Win the strong contract you deserve.

That's why we're asking OCSEA State members to show their support for the OCSEA Bargaining Team on their social media pages. This includes updating your Facebook and Instagram profile pics and cover photos with OCSEA-approved graphics. WE URGE YOU TO KEEP THESE SUPPORT GRAPHICS UP THROUGHOUT BARGAINING!!!! We also encourage you to SHARE bargaining support posts on your social media personal pages and in your stories.

START SHARING! Download the OCSEA Bargaining 2024 Social Media Toolkit HERE. This will give you access to a Folder with bargaining support profile pic, cover photo, wall posts and story graphics that you can use on Facebook and Instagram. It will all be included in a ZIP file that you can save to your computer or phone.

Or visit OCSEA's social media pages to add the art to your pages and to share with co-workers, family and friends! Make sure you follow OCSEA on Facebook and Instagram to get bargaining updates and shareable graphics, stories and reels!

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Congratulations to our Pledge Card raffle winners

OCSEA's Bargaining Pledge Card Solidarity Drive kicked off Nov. 20. Below you will see the list of pledge card raffle winners by week, starting Nov. 28. All winners signed a pledge card showing their support for the OCSEA Bargaining Team. Any member who signs a pledge card over the next seven weeks will be entered into a raffle. There are still plenty of chances to win. There will be one raffle a week for the next seven weeks, so make sure you sign a card with your chapter leader. The sooner the cards get in, the better chance you have of winning a prize.

Week 1 Winners:

  • Susan Zimmerman - Ohio Veterans Home Chapter 2200 - Prize: 15.6 HP Laptop
  • Karen Biglin - Mansfield Chapter 7010 - Prize: $100 gift card
  • David Hagen - Ashland Chapter 300 - Prize: $50 gift card
  • Mansfield Chapter 7010 - Prize: $500 Chapter Rebate